TweetLet’s Review A Bit Last week I began a series of posts about the now famous Letter From A Birmingham Jail, penned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in response to criticism by several influential, white religious leaders of the
TweetBlack History Month Last month my son came home from school every day of the week leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day talking about segregation, Ruby Bridges, and the man himself MLK. This spurred a desire in me
TweetSelf Care There’s a lot of resources out there for what is known as “self care.” From meditation apps to YouTube guided meditation videos, subscription boxes and mental health days, our society has seen the need to help people slow
Fasting was out of the question. Until it became the answer.
Not eating to somehow become more spiritual sounded ridiculous to me. Even as I entered a time of prayer and fasting mid-January 2010, I was skeptical. Honestly, I was a little scared. I talk about fasting to people frequently and I can see it all over their face. The doubt. The questions. And the critical nature of both.
TweetNew Year, New You, Kind Of We can’t help it. A new year brings with it considerations of a past year and the one ahead. Considerations of change and newness. Most of us would say we aren’t where we could
TweetBlack Friday Starts on Thursday If you want to hear a quick, emphatic “NO!” just ask me to go Black Friday shopping with you. There’s nothing more I’d rather not do. It’s my nightmare. Fighting crowds for deals on things
TweetThe Danger of Asking Questions at Church A few weeks ago while in our TEMPLES discussion series, we talked about the importance of asking questions and being curious. While we are a faith community which encourages people to ask the
TweetJesus was playing a different game… When it comes down to it and people want to know what I believe or what kind of church Downtown Faith considers itself I simply answer…”we follow Jesus and help others do the same.”
TweetCloth and Wine This past Sunday our church, Downtown Faith, celebrated communion. We do this a bit differently than most. We commune with God and each other by catering a full blown community lunch table. We have a Passover style
TweetWhat else needs to be said? There’s no shortage of books, podcasts, seminars, systems, and supports helping people change. We feel the need to be different than who or what we are. Whether it’s a transformation of perspective, habit, routine,