Interruptions Part 3 :: Transitions

In part 3 of Interruptions I want to help us understand the upside to getting past stagnant seasons. Just like tears are water for your garden to grow, there is a relationship between pain and progress. And, if you want to transcend those situations and people who want to shut you down and cut you […]

Interruptions Part 2

In part 1 of my series on interruptions I asked the question, “How do you handle interruptions in the midst of living for a higher calling?” The bible helps us to understand how to approach seasons in our lives where people challenge our motivation and even challenge what we fell called to pursue. It’s especially […]

Interruptions

To understand God is to understand the words of Christ. We know through scriptures that everything Christ did had to be done according to the will of God spoken through the prophets of old. When men attempted to interrupt what God was doing it was Jesus who made it clear that His time had not yet come. When people tried to apprehend and interrupt Christ’s ministry and adjust history to their own pleasures it was the words of Jesus himself who realigned their expectations by saying “my time has not yet come.”

Everything I Know About Racism I Learned From the Church

Note: This original article appears here: http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/169959-christena-cleveland-know-about-racism-i-learned-from-the-church.html?p=1 Note that I’m including this article on my blog for conversation and dialogue only. I’m not one to judge someones experience or suggest that this article represents the experiences of all. This is for all of us to examine ourselves as well as our role in God’s overall […]

Program aims to alleviate the fear of fatherhood

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 2:48 pm | Updated: 2:56 pm, Fri Sep 6, 2013. By Donald Tretler For many years I was very unsure about whether I wanted to be somebody’s dad. It seemed like a huge responsibility, having another human being dependent on me to ensure their survival.Being married had responsibility, but in […]

Is Hating Black People Justified?

Here’s an email Pastor G received in response to our Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Planning Initiative designed to prevent youth violence and increase opportunity for young people in Indianapolis. ————————— “This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. And I have seen a lot of stupidity coming from the poverty pimps in the racist […]

Activating God’s Favor

There’s a unquestionable truth that if you are a Christian and if you are a non-Christian, a war between two selves is constantly going on inside of you. It’s a battle between favor and famine. It’s a battle between blessings and burdens. It’s a battle between freedom and frustration. It’s a battle between worship and […]