Friday, December 16, 2011

Reconciliation Blues

Have you read this book?  The subtitle is "A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity."  I just finished reading it on my Amazon Kindle (thanks mom) and I must say it has been very thought provoking, inspiring, and challenging.  I have had some assumptions debunked and have had some misconceptions put right.  I have also wondered what others who have read the book are saying.  Any thoughts? 

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Summer Jobs!

I have a great job...mostly because it isn't a job, but a ministry.  I have the awesome pleasure of being able to serve the Lord by serving folks in need in the inner city.  Here on the North side of Pittsburgh, we are blessed with so many wonderful things.  We are also plagued with some poverty and the associated issues that go with it. 

But in the midst of that, I get to live and work here...helping (I hope) to bring about the Kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven."  And in so doing, I am blessed to be able to live and work year round with some of the greatest people I've ever been blessed to know. 

But I think my favorite thing, and my greatest blessing, is the 70 or so young people that flood the North side each summer to serve on the staff of The Pittsburgh Project.  Their jobs tend to be harder, more thankless, and more stressful of any of our year rounders.  And yet their smiles and joy in serving tend to be greater too.  A coincidence?  I think not.  Jesus said numerous times in numerous ways that the greatest of us would be the servants.  And these young people exemplify that better than anyone I know.

We, The Pittsburgh Project, are hiring for next year.  If you are one of these exemplary people of whom I speak, please apply.  Or if you know someone who fits that bill, pass the info along.  And know that I, and the whole North side of Pittsburgh, will be blessed.  Oh ya, and so will God...