Part 3 of my D.Min. Proposal: Ministry Model

This is the section of the proposal which outlines how I will go about implementing the proposed ministry. This is what makes the D.Min. different from the traditional PhD. It has a focus and termination in the local church. That’s what I appreciate about the D.Min. as opposed to the PhD. Ministry Model The goalContinue reading “Part 3 of my D.Min. Proposal: Ministry Model”

Quest: A Portrait of An American Family

Meet the Raineys. Quest: A Portrait of An American Family is an intimate documentary that follows a north Philadelphia family over the span of almost a decade. Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/B2MSj93suYA It’s worth pausing to hear some of the comments from Director Jonathan Olshefski. This is how he describes his project:[1] Philadelphia is often atContinue reading “Quest: A Portrait of An American Family”

Thought’s on Eric Mason’s Woke Church, part 1

*These are just a few initial thoughts taken from ch. 1 Mason, Eric. Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice. Chicago, IL: Moody, 2018. The church is asleep when it comes to issues of race and injustice. Well, it certainly seems awake given all the rancor swirling around,Continue reading “Thought’s on Eric Mason’s Woke Church, part 1”

Book Review: Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City

Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City offers an engaging and often heartbreaking look at gentrification in the US. He focuses specifically on four unique cities: New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. Each city offers a slightly different perspective on gentrification. New Orleans had a “clean slate” after the devastation of Katrina. Detroit’sContinue reading “Book Review: Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City”

Review: Crosscombe & Krispin’s Place Matters

Place Matters first caught my attention because it is written by two guys who love the city I love. They have ministered in the city of Philadelphia, in the case of Bill Krispin, longer than I have been alive. While I have not had the chance to met them yet, I greatly respect the consistencyContinue reading “Review: Crosscombe & Krispin’s Place Matters”