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  1. The Key to "Success" is...
    23 Sep, 2017
    The Key to "Success" is...
    I love Olympic swimming. That one year, when Michael Phelps went crazy, I was glued to the races as much as I’d be for a Bulls Finals appearance (sigh…). The dude jumps off the diving board like its made of hot coal but what he and the other swimmers do next was always interesting to me. They “streamline,” which is to go deep underwater and just shoot forward for as long as they can, often covering a third of the length of the track. Regardless of how good he is, he rarely moved faster than when
  2. Entertaining Worship
    03 Aug, 2017
    Entertaining Worship
    Earlier today I posted popular gospel singer Deitrick Haddon admonishing other artists to never “lose the art” in our worship music. He posited that there is room for purposeful entertainment, anointed art, and that God can certainly use music that is not classified as straight ahead “worship music” by today’s standards. A lot of what he said was valid, but there were a few people that argued that “entertainment” should have no part in the Christian music creators’ minds, but that our charge was
  3. Self-Hating Christians
    04 Feb, 2017
    Self-Hating Christians
    Everybody’s been bullied before, right? I mean, you haven’t lived until a chair is pulled out from under you, someone tries to trip you walking down the hall, or a headlock or pinch makes you say “uncle.” You’re not human until someone tells you how fat or dumb your parents are. In my opinion, however, the most humiliating and annoying trick in a bully’s arsenal is not talking about "yo’ mama.” Nothing demonstrates his power and your weakness more than when he can firmly grab your wrist and make
  4. Why Millennials Should Go to Church (BET.com)
    21 Jan, 2017
    Why Millennials Should Go to Church (BET.com)
    Thank you BET.com for posting this article on January 19th, 2017. For all of you in the Life Room, here's a unfinished song for you to accompany the blog as well too. You’ve been at that event — some graduation, some concert, some ceremony — where someone gets up to the mic, shakes their head and says "see, the news cameras should be here showing the good things all these kids are doing, instead of focusing on the bad a few do." The audience always agrees because we know, despite how we are
"The Human and the Christian fight for our attention, energy, perspective and understanding. The soul is a war zone.  I just thought maybe we needed to talk about some of the craziness that happens between our humanity and our faith."