Justice, Mercy, and Humility

Friends, the day we are living in is charged with tension and unrest. Tension often enacts change, though, so I welcome the tension. Much of the conversation at the time of my writing revolves around how to change a broken system so that it more fairly affects blacks. Oh, how God loves black people of all shades, ethnicities, and cultures—each one is carefully made in His image! … More Justice, Mercy, and Humility

Folly, Forgottenness, & the Faithfulness of God

A few days ago in a thoughtful phone conversation with me, my friend wondered aloud, “How will we recover from this? Will our economy ever bounce back?” It’s a valid question in light of the unprecedented stream of events our world is experiencing. What new habits are we as a society developing that will outlast … More Folly, Forgottenness, & the Faithfulness of God

Mercy and Grace

I learned recently that there are some languages around the world that don’t have a word for “grace.” So to translate the song “Amazing Grace,” for example, that language might instead call it “Amazing Mercy.” However, mercy and grace are two very, very different concepts. Merriam Webster contrasts the two words this way: “Mercy implies … More Mercy and Grace