A couple of years ago, I was supervising a 6-month graduate school intern. As part of her academic program, she was to conduct research in a NYC neighborhood. She is fluent in Mandarin, and chose to interview individuals from a non-christian background in the Chinese community in Flushing. As her … [Read more...] about What Are We Talking About?
This is a mural found in Highland Park, a northeast neighborhood of Los Angeles. It has been called gangland. I find it fascinating that this picture shows Jesus in the hood. In reality Jesus' disciples rarely do what is depicted in the painting…going out among the people. The church here in LA, … [Read more...] about Making Disciples in L.A.
At the end of one year and the beginning of another, I've been thinking about fruit. In a haunting parable in Luke 13, Jesus tells the story of a man who is prepared to wait only one more year, and if his fig tree does not finally produce fruit, he will throw it into the fire. Reading it in its … [Read more...] about Thinking about Fruit