About Me

The Family & The Fleeing: Christmas In Bethlehem

As a teenager there was a popular Folgers Coffee Christmas commercial (it’s the most popular television commercial in history). A young man—either college age, or recently graduated—enters his parent’s home early on Christmas morning. No one is awake, except what appears to be his little sister, who was about 4 or 5 years old. To […]

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How You See Is What You See

My birth certificate doesn’t tell researchers, marketers, or pollsters how to reach me with their message. Except, it does, at least a little bit. My birth certificate will inform you that that I’m African-American, male and was born in Mississippi. A touch of math will tell you I’m 41-years old. Today, that’s all many people […]

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Vulnerability As Holiness (Tempted #3)

I’m often shocked by how my mental and emotional memories are shaped by TV shows. This is especially true of the TV shows my dad watched when I was kid. You won’t believe this, but up until my senior year in high school, my bedtime was 8:30. As I was going to bed, I’d hear […]

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Hungry? Just Wait! (Temptation#2)

A few weeks ago, I began a blog series called, Temptation. We’re taking some time to talk about one scene early in the ministry of Jesus where He is tempted by Satan in the desert. You can find the first post here. The temptation of Jesus started in Matthew 4 with this one-sentence: “The Spirit […]

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