Short-Term Mission Trips, Protests and Sharing the Narrative

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The first time I went to Mexico was a mission trip. A church youth group. An earnest youth pastor. And boxes of tracts in Spanish. One purpose. We went with the intention of saving the poor and ignorant. Clearly, they needed Jesus. What was most important to their lives was the salvation of their souls. […]

Gracious Protest: When Kindred Live Together

Gracious Protest

Genesis 45:1-15; Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32 Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Alex Wimberly 17 August 2014 “A police force that does not represent the entire community cannot serve any in the community.” That was the lesson drawn by the chairman of the policing board in Northern Ireland when the decision was made to deliberately diversify the recruitment […]

#BeyondSundayMorning: The Canaanite Woman and Who We Feed

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Numb. Images of tear gas. Bodies covered in blood. Hands up in the air. Face off between blacks and whites, protestors and policemen in riot gear. I shut down. || I need church. Sometimes church is the only place that gives me space to feel. To think. To reflect. To speak. This isn’t to say […]

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