Terrorism. Hate crimes. Protests. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible? This week's resources push us to pursue ethnic harmony & encourage listening from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as we pray for and learn to truly love and listen to “every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).
God has opened my eyes to experiences I never realized I didn’t have in my life. After a race conversation with Mike and some other guys from Soma a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about a couple months back when my family went to the Lockett’s home for dinner. It was so within the normal of our lives and friendship that it didn’t dawn on me until that later point, that in 38 years, I had never been invited to, or had dinner in, the home of an African-American family.
This past Sunday I had the honor of preaching at Apostles Uptown in Manhattan. During the service, John Starke took a moment to pastor his people through the recent events in Charlottesville. After hearing John's pastoral reflections, I thought our pastors and friends might appreciate hearing what he said. Thanks John!
It was 1995 and we were living the “good life” in Oahu. Sunny tropical weather, blue skies, gentle trade winds, azure colored water, and some of the best beaches on the planet…and an awesome church where all of us were worshipping and serving. But there was trouble in paradise. In this post you'll find downloadable curriculum and templates for coaching church members in financial stewardship.
This past weekend we hosted an Alignment Weekend at Soma Church in Indianapolis. This is a special bi-annual event for those exploring a call to church planting or interested in learning more about what partnership with Sojourn Network looks like. It is an intimate setting where attendees have the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of our network leaders as we discuss topics related to the call to church planting and how Sojourn Network fits into that picture.