Every news cycle seems to bring out new allegations of misconduct by pastors in the pulpit bringing shame and disrespect to the Church. A recent study conducted by Gallop shows that the public has one of the lowest views of the clergy’s ethical and moral standards in over a generation.
I have been tested in my patience, endurance, and love. Many times, they do not listen to my directions. Many times, they need me to hold and comfort them. Many more times, they need me to wake up in the middle of the night to soothe their endless cries.
The instantaneous nature of social media platforms gives us the dual power of bringing both blessing and curses on people. Consequently we must learn to walk in wisdom on a daily basis. No other generation in human history has been given the ability to reach so many people for both good and bad purposes.
Joshua Milton Blahyi a passionate preacher living in West Africa. He has a wife, three adopted kids, and runs a mission for homeless children. In his spare time he enjoys playing chess. If you met him on the street, you would probably think he was an ordinary man with an upstanding sense of morality. But […]
I am the son of a Buddhist father of Chinese and Thai heritage, and a Pentecostal African American mother from New York City. My home growing up was multicultural, to say the least. At a young age my father briefly served as a monk in Thailand. As an adult he would occasionally go to the […]
My father immigrated to America in hopes of finding a better life for himself. When I was a young teenager, my dad loved to share the story of how he had to hold up his wooden roof during the monsoon season. Whenever I complained, my dad reminded me how good I have it. At a […]
I will be honest. When I get my pay cheque I don’t always feel generous towards others. My first thought is keeping it all. My mind is consumed with student loan balances and costly bills. The rising cost of education has put the millennial generation in precarious financial waters. Education often feels more like a heavy yoke than an […]
In 1994, the international community and many Rwandan church leaders knew that genocide was coming. Most remained silent. Within the span of 100 days nearly one million Tutsi Rwandan civilians were killed in a vicious blood bath. More recently, the world watched in horror as thousands of Syrian civilians were slaughtered by the Assad regime. And right […]
Studies have shown that the average North American teenager views online pornography for the first time at the age of 12. Throughout my teens and early 20s I recall passionate sermons from youth ministers calling for sexual purity. The speaker was often someone who got married shortly after high school. Although well intentioned, I felt […]