Wakanda, Blackness, and the Kingdom of God

Like so many others, black people in particular, I have waited for the “Black Panther” movie for a long time. I was not a comic book reader as a kid, but the Marvel universe and its heroes have grown on me. Regarding this particular hero and story, my recent trips to Africa gave me aContinue reading “Wakanda, Blackness, and the Kingdom of God”

An Interview with Jo Saxton

Interview with Jo Saxton   Today, I have a special treat for you. I’m doing an interview with Jo Saxton, a leader I’m honored to know. You might recall that I posted a review of her new book, “The Dream of You” recently on the blog. Now I’m digging into some of the questions IContinue reading “An Interview with Jo Saxton”

Why You Should Not Say, “The poor will be with you always.”

“Poverty is not a sin.”   He spoke these words boldly, as if he was saying something prophetic. Then he gave a pregnant pause, and waited for the audience to delight at this great revelation. These were the words uttered by a pastor while I was attending a workshop at a church planning conference forContinue reading “Why You Should Not Say, “The poor will be with you always.””