“Extremists for love” (excerpts from MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”)

On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed a letter to his fellow clergymen, which he wrote from a jail cell in Birmingham. It’s a long letter, but well worth the read on this MLK Day 2021, during a year that has been just as racially charged as any in my lifetime [link to entire … Continue reading “Extremists for love” (excerpts from MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”)

“Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.” (unpacking yesterday’s Kern County preliminary injunction)

Yesterday, December 10, the Superior Court of California - County of Kern - ruled in favor of Father Trevor Burfitt's motion for preliminary injunction brought against the defendant, Gavin Newsom. So, what does this mean? It means the court ruled that Governor Newsom is not able to treat religious institutions "less favorably than comparable secular … Continue reading “Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.” (unpacking yesterday’s Kern County preliminary injunction)

Turning the Titanic in 2019: 5 reasons the Church is primed for growth

Maybe the Titanic isn't the best name to use; the ship is - after all - known best not for floating but for sinking. This is, however, what people would tell you is quickly happening to the Christian Church in the United States. I beg to differ. If the Christian Church appears to be sinking, … Continue reading Turning the Titanic in 2019: 5 reasons the Church is primed for growth