First-World Excess and the story of Jesus feeding the 5000

My family often jokes about our "first-world problems": The ice maker on one of our two refrigerators is jammed, the local fiberoptic internet is unusually slow today, or the kids are lamenting that there's "nothing to eat" in our pantry with dozens of food choices readily available. We American-born Christians certainly understand excess because we … Continue reading First-World Excess and the story of Jesus feeding the 5000

My Recent OpEd in Newsweek “There Is No Solitary Narrative for the Border Crisis”

This week Newsweek published an editorial I wrote about my recent trip to the US/Mexico border and some of my encounters in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Below is a link to the full article as well as some excerpts. Read the full article here: https://www.newsweek.com/there-no-solitary-narrative-border-crisis-opinion-1599927 As I went from place to place, I had … Continue reading My Recent OpEd in Newsweek “There Is No Solitary Narrative for the Border Crisis”

Letter to My Church on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Sunday

More than two years ago, I was asked to represent our church in the Greenwood District of Tulsa as plans were forming to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. I believe it speaks highly of our church and the impact we’ve made in our community that we were both invited and welcomed by the folks … Continue reading Letter to My Church on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Sunday