Miles G. McPherson
Miles McPherson is the Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego. He is also a motivational speaker and author. McPherson's latest book “The Third Option” speaks out about the pervasive racial divisions in today’s culture and argues that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as God sees them—humans created in the image of God.
Through God’s grace, the help of several investors, and too many miracle stories to count, our church was recently able to acquire and permanently shut down one of San Diego’s most iconic and long-standing strip clubs that was for sale.
If 424,000 children were wandering our neighborhoods and streets in need of food and shelter, I imagine that many of us would respond immediately. We would open our homes for the night and provide a temporary shelter for these children.
Personally, God has led me on a journey of healing my own pain due to racism. As I received clarity on the underlying causes of racial division and chose forgiveness and honor even when it felt recklessly selfless to do so, I have felt liberated and empowered. And I have become more and more deeply convinced of something I already knew. Racial reconciliation is God’s agenda.
This is why I keep asking myself the question, “How do you tell a story that has been told for over two thousand years?” Not because this story needs any more fluff or impressive details, and not because it needs a cool new set design or stage effects. We don’t need a better story; we as Christians need to be better listeners.
Importantly, Black History Month is about more than just a month, and it is about more than just history. Black History Month is about our future.
What do Air Jordans and the NBA have to do with being a peacemaker, you ask? During this intensely divided political moment, it is more important than ever that Christians recognize the power of introducing a different set of rules to the game.
So, how should we react to a difficult year? What if our response wasn’t merely attempting to cover up the pain, but to view God in light of who He is in all His goodness and then respond accordingly?
But it’s time for believers to show our true “color,” and it’s not red or blue. It’s the color of the Kingdom.
What would His reaction be to this election season? He would model how to love those who vote differently. He would demonstrate love with those who have opposing beliefs.
The NFL kicked off this month in full force — without any fans in the stands. That isn’t the only difference in ...