It’s hard being black in the Twin Cities

“When they integrated schools, they fired the black teachers, closed the black schools, and put us under the thumb of white educational culture, and we’ve never recovered.”

Martin Luther and Education

“It is sometimes forgotten that the Reformation was as much concerned with school as it was with church and home.” Dr. Riemel Faber

Shapes and shadows

I wish I had the answers to all of this and the many stories I’ve heard and realities I’ve experienced since I’ve been in missions and church planting here in Minnesota. I don’t, but here are a few things I’ve learned:

Regaining faithful patience

At a feverish pace we drink wildly from the hose of our hurry up and go culture. We barrel headlong through a schedule that’s managing us, not even realizing that we are losing more than this day and that day, we are losing what makes us human. Regaining faithful patience is long overdue. Patience is…

Work is an impossible gift

If you’ve ever wondered what need was there to even seek for an advantage to complete the task given by God, then you understand precisely why Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden.

Marginal Momentum

Dreaming big is pointless and frustrating if you cannot act in small steps that create and foster momentum.