Monthly Archives: November 2011

Will You be the Hope?

A twenty-something African-American male steps onto the stage, face clenched to deflect pain, eyes chilled with hatred. He starts his poetry slam blending words, slurs, and rhymes of anger with the intelligence and creativity equal to a sheltered academic crafting … Continue reading

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Feasting

One thing that irks me is referring to the meaning of Thanksgiving as lying around eating turkey and watching football. Although I love football, I do not watch much football on Thanksgiving Day. The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys do … Continue reading

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Success v. Faith

It would be wonderful if every week I could fill you in on the outstanding new schools, homes, jobs, and life chances that we celebrated with the poor community of Chicago. Each week snapshot would be filled with movie-making moments … Continue reading

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Chains

Image via Wikipedia Strolling through the sidewalks, the poverty is palpable.  Boarded-up homes are more common than not, garbage overcomes the front lawns where children play, and multiple families all huddle under the same small roof.  The presence of gangs … Continue reading

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Asking the Right Question

In Scripture, the character of Job struggles with a common question: “Why do I suffer?” We ask this all the time: Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there poverty in a rich country? Why did this … Continue reading

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