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A Word on Jamal Bryant: the Loyalty in and Purpose of Preaching

(6) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 4:46 PM

By now, many of you have heard about the inflammatory statement Pastor Jamal Bryant made in a recent sermon entitled "I Am My Enemy's Worst Nightmare." Bryant, dressed in an electric-blue suit coat, yelled "THESE H*ES AIN'T LOYAL," a popular Rap lyric from singer Chris Brown to his...

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An Open Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 8:15 AM

Dear Governor Nathan Deal,

I know, I know. You're under the Gold Dome wheelin' and dealin' (pun intended) over some of our most vulnerable citizens including the elderly, the sick, and the undereducated. You're busy doing very important work! I just wanted to drop you a line about some things...

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Cleanin' Up Christmas

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 9:22 AM

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Recently, I began reading the book Christmas is not Your Birthday by Mike Slaughter, lead pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, as a part of an Advent small group series hosted by Impact Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The five-chapter book explores the idea...

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Honoring the Poor?

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Honor the poor?

Seldom do you see the words "honor" and "poor" in close relationship to each other. We typically give honor to those who are "deserving:" Our service men and women and those who teach, heal and care for our world in various ways. Honor, to give regard with...

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A Broken Heart and a Man Named Daniel

(11) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 1:23 PM

I've been in a love affair with a guy named Daniel for years. He's accompanied me to church, Bible study, Sunday school and small groups. He's been my shoulder to cry on when life's kitchen had the heat on hell and reminded me that there was always a "fourth man"...

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Easter: The Official 'Get Outta My Seat!' Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Every year around this time, we gear up to remember the greatest moment in history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We take off work, get our hair done (or did, depending on where you're from), get our best clothes and food prepped for "the big day".

We send out the...

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A Desperate God

(5) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Since entering seminary, the scope and breadth of how I view and understand God has changed a bit. Well, a lot.

I sat in my room teary-eyed and wholly upset at God after learning that He regretted making us in Genesis 6:6: "... and the LORD was sorry that He...

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Microwavable Faith

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 8:38 AM

Here's the scene: you put a dish of your favorite food in the microwave and as your tummy rumbles with hunger, you hear it popping and sizzling, taking in all those micro waves. With all the sound effects coming out of that 1,100 watt machine, you just know that when...

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Asking the Right Questions

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2012 | 10:02 AM

Last week, I was having a conversation with my friend about some decisions she needed to make regarding leaving her job to go back to school full-time. Of course, the questions/thoughts ran the entire gamut:

"Why does God want me to do this?"
"Why does it take another degree...

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Variables and Constants

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 8:55 AM

I spent some time talking to a good friend about how God was dealing with her regarding moving forward with a very important creative project. In years past, she tried to make moves towards completing the assignment, but different things (and people) kept getting in the way.

Needless to say,...

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LeAndria Johnson and the Lessons We Should All Learn

(7) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 6:46 PM

Over the weekend, I fished around on Facebook and Twitter to get an idea of what people thought of LeAndria Johnson's recent announcement that she is pregnant with her fourth child. If you don't know, LeAndria Johnson was the third season winner of the BET hit show Sunday Best, has...

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Talk that Talk, Honey!

(12) Comments | Posted April 22, 2012 | 10:17 AM

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. - Romans 4:17

We have to be mindful of the words that come out of...

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100 Girls a Night

(6) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 8:29 PM

As a native Atlantan, I've spent many years hearing the quiet conversations about girls who get "turned out" in the most innocent of places: our skating rinks, our night clubs, even in our own homes. When I was in high school, I remember a few girls who were "stripping" for...

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Purpose and Relationships: How Do They Fit?

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 4:24 PM

Many people try to find the answer to two things: what is my purpose and who am I supposed to marry? There are tons of books and lifestyle gurus who seemingly have the answer to both, but there's a correlation between the two that I think no daytime talk host...

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"It All Belongs to Me": Brandy, Monica and Getting What You Paid for

(7) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 4:20 PM

Let me begin this post by stating this is much more than a critique of music. It is, like much of my work, and exploration of a different perspective.

Let us begin.

Women have been repossessing their stuff from men for a long time now.

"The clothes on his back,...

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The Noah Syndrome

(29) Comments | Posted March 4, 2012 | 7:20 AM

Yesterday, as I was reading comments on a recent blog post I wrote, I felt an overwhelming feeling.

I really couldn't put a finger on it, but the thought that came to me was "what in the world was I thinking?"

In the midst of being obedient to...

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Darkness Ain't Cool

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 7:45 AM

Ah, you thought this was about race, didn't you? But while I have your attention, let's talk about another kind of darkness.

Generally speaking, no one likes to be in the dark -- literally or figuratively.

If you're the last person to know something (a.k.a. being left in the dark),...

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Why Tebow, Why Now?

(224) Comments | Posted December 18, 2011 | 7:08 AM

While I've always been an avid NFL fan, I never thought that the sport would call for two different blog posts about one particular player and his faith. One discussion after another, Tim Tebow and his miraculous feats on the football field have stirred up another week's worth...

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Jorelys Rivera: A Harvest Reaped Too Soon

(69) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 5:32 PM

When news broke that 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera was missing, in my mind I assumed she would turn up safely. Like so many other cases of a child abduction, most times they turn out for the best -- a child returned to their mother safely and some nimrod behind bars for...

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Tim Tebow and The Winning Formula

(8) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 5:35 PM

As all of America watched quarterback Tim Tebow win his 4th game of the season, social networks were flooded with commentary about how Tebow was able to pull off a come back win against the Jets.

One person Tweeted:

"I have to get on #TeamJesus, Tebow wins again."

Another person...

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