The Essence of Faith

To my children: My hope in writing this is that you see a snapshot of where your father stood during this socially tumultuous time.  As we continue to struggle with issues such as social justice, a divided nation, camouflaged hate speech and a president who has captured the heart of many evangelical leaders, we must […]

Make Them Go Home: What the Letter to Philemon May Hold for our Immigrant Crisis Today

In mid-March, Christianity Today published an article  by Kate Shellnut on how President Trump’s initiatives concerning undocumented people were keeping people out of our Sunday worship experiences.  While fear of the hypothetical destruction of our country drove many voters to seek refuge in the bosom of our dear leader, fear of the actualized tearing apart […]

Why Speak Up Now?

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the Passion week.  If anyone were to ask me what a Mexican Easter looks like, I have no idea what my answer would be.  Growing up in a predominantly Anglo-Saxon Pentecostal church, this holiday remains a reflection of my spiritual heritage and not necessarily a cultural one.  My […]