William Seymour’s “love in the face of hate”

The Book of Hebrews provides what is arguably the best narrative theology of the “communion of saints” in chapter 11. Often referred to as the “chapter of faith,” the writer describes the faith of the Patriarchs and Prophets and a few others...

Celebrating the Life of Nelson Mandela

I just saw news that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Mandela was a giant in my life. I thought of him often and have looked to him as a constant reminder of what being a follower of Jesus looks like. His autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, is a powerful work that I...

“Do people know when they are being selfish?”

This past week I was having a conversation with someone who was really frustrated with some people because of how selfish they were. Given the situation she was going through, I could understand where she was coming from; there was clearly some really self-centered...