Praying in Cleveland

A man in a suit sells newspapers and fresh fruit daily walking car to car at the corner of 55th and Woodland Daily I drive a five-mile stretch of city road that passes 28 churches — now 29 a new warehouse-turned-worship-center is pouring fresh asphalt hot under...

Psalm 145:5

“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” I will watch You sparkle until my eyes cannot forget your beauty. I will sit quietly, I will wait patiently, to see You in hiding. I will sidetrack to explore and...

How Now, White Church?

Weep, o church, for God has been shot in the streets. O God, we have sinned against you in thought, in word, and in deed. Hang your head, o church, for failing to attend God’s wake. We have left undone everything that we ought to have done. Cry out and gnash...

Monday Muse: Calvin & Hobbes

This week’s reading is a favorite book that barely missed the cut on my list of five books to read before seminary. It’s┬áThe Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, by Bill Watterson. If you’re not familiar with their antics from Calvin and...

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