Englewood Review of Books: Subversive Witness review

“The book’s numerous exegesis passages reframe the narratives of biblical characters to demonstrate how counter-cultural their actions were in their time and how relevant their example is today. Some of Gilliard’s most effective examples come from overlooked characters, such as Pharaoh’s daughter, Esther, and Zacchaeus. Yet even within these figures, […]

The Story of Black History Month

Black History Month’s roots extend back to 1915 when its founder, Carter G. Woodson (the author of the seminal work The Mis-Education of the Negro), created the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson, a Harvard graduate, created the association as a way of producing, accumulating, and […]

The 4th and Freedom

The seeds of revolution that sprouted and bloomed into U.S. independence were sown at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts on December 16, 1773. In the decade leading up to the American Revolution, a series of exploitative measures imposed on the American colonists by the heavily indebted British government—starting with the […]

George Floyd

Yesterday, we laid our dear brother George Floyd to rest. His murder inspired me to contemporized this classic Franciscan prayer for this Kairos moment. May God bless you with holy anger at white supremacy, police brutality, and racial oppression, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace […]

Covid-19 Prayer Calendars

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed life as we know it! It has disrupted our plans, daily routines, communal rhythms, and spiritual practices. There is no denying that we are in uncharted territory. As we strive to adjust to our new circumstances, I offer up these resources in love. I have created […]

Black History recommendations

A list of Black History recommendations that will take more than a month to engage; for adults, high school, middle school, and elementary school students. There is also a Black History soundtrack which lyrically roots this learning in lament, resilience, resistance, pride, and celebration because our history (and present) is […]

Just Mercy Discussion Guide

Just Mercy is a must see film! It will move you to tears, and prayerfully compel you to act. The film is based upon the New York Times bestselling book, and it revolves around the faith-rooted activism of Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) and the creation of the […]

The Implications of Meritocracy on the Church

We gather weekly to worship God, giving honor, praise, and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We declare the goodness of God through prayers, songs, and sermons. We thank God for the unceasing love, mercy, and grace that’s been extended to us, singing hymns of adoration and thanksgiving […]