How to Be Prolific Online in a Couple of Hours a Week

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large | 2 comments

Folks who follow me on Facebook and Twitter might have noticed that I seem to have two voices. The reason for that is simple: I do. They are closely related, mostly because they are both me. And I don’t like to divide myself into “Pastor Joey” and “Just Plain Joey.”  But it is impossible to “wear the collar” all the time. So I post fun things about the things that interest me, pictures of family, and...

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Deeper Questions from the Death of Trayvon Martin

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Main, Pop Culture, Society at Large, US Politics | 0 comments

More details on Trayvon Martin’s death have been released. I’ve added them as edits to a recent post about the victimization the african-american community is feeling. Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson have recently led demonstrations. Bloggers all over the world are speaking out. News media have exhausted the facts and are well into the opinion phase. We have enough to ask some hypothetical questions: If Trayvon Martin attacked George...

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Trayvon Martin – Twice Victimized

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Main, Society at Large, US Politics | 6 comments

Trayvon Martin’s death has been called a tragedy. It has been called a murder. It has been called justifiable homicide. His killer, George Zimmerman, has been called a murderer, a racist, and a vigilante. The silence from white evangelicals has been deafening. The clamor from the african-american community has been building to a roar. Bloggers like Drew Hart are rightly asking, “Where are the protests from white religious leaders...

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Predatory Lending

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in Economics, General Rant, Pop Culture, Society at Large, Uncategorized, US Politics | 0 comments

I’m a member of a covenant accountability discipleship group. That’s a fancy way of saying that I have brothers in Christ who ask me, very intentionally, if I am doing what I said I would do and being who I said I would be. Our covenant is simple: We’ve agreed to pray daily. We’ve agreed to fast weekly. We’ve agreed to participate in the Lord’s Supper twice monthly. Our covenant also includes some intentional...

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