The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Hey Jesus-followers. Don’t call yourself pro-life if you’re not crying out for justice right now.   My heart is grieving for the family of Ahmaud Arbery. 25-years old. Jogging down a street in a free country. Gunned down in broad daylight. I hear my brothers and sisters of color describing their fear and rage and confusionContinue reading “The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery”

When should churches open their doors?

The country looks like it is about to open up. What does this mean for churches?  Here are some of my questions. Are we clear about what “church” is? (Hint: It’s not a Christian concert plus a TED talk.) If we were starting from scratch, what would we do? What is essential? What is fluff? WhatContinue reading “When should churches open their doors?”

It’s our time: Responding to Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer is coming to town and Gainesville is nervous. Every time I hear the story of our nation’s racial past I struggle with understanding how so many people could stand by and do so little. Until I watch how deeply we struggle acknowledging our racial present. We have a problem, and it won’t evaporateContinue reading “It’s our time: Responding to Richard Spencer”