The Real Monarchs of Jerusalem: David

We live in a culture that takes the telling of fall stories very seriously – we need to make meaning out of the tragedies that befall us, we need to pinpoint the bug in the system, the traitor who sold us out, the failings of the leader who got us into this mess.  But I think we forget that the point of the fall story in scripture is to help us to remember the One who raises up what has been cast down. … More The Real Monarchs of Jerusalem: David

Keep Awake Therefore: Why an extended Advent might just be a gift to college ministries everywhere

“The Advent Project” seeks to reclaim an Advent season largely lost to a Christmas consumerist culture by reinstating a seven-week Advent. This is exactly what college students need. … More Keep Awake Therefore: Why an extended Advent might just be a gift to college ministries everywhere

A New DREAM Act: A Chance to Dream Again

I know. I know.  There is so much going on in the news.  You’ve got Russia, Jeff Sessions, the health care conundrum, John McCain’s diagnosis, North Korea – even O.J. Simpson is back in the headlines. I want to talk about something really important that happened today, something you might have overlooked.  Today, Senators Dick … More A New DREAM Act: A Chance to Dream Again

Raise the Age: Press Conference for Criminal Justice Reform

Texas is one of only seven states that sends 17-year-olds into the adult criminal justice system and charges them as adults, even for minor offenses. Advocates are encouraging Texas legislators to prioritize raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18, and promote effective interventions and diversion programs that hold youth accountable for their actions while also ensuring pathways to success in the community. … More Raise the Age: Press Conference for Criminal Justice Reform