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.
It means that everything in this new world must be rethought.
We started the Rock Church 20 years ago. As we celebrate our anniversary, I’m reflecting on being a young pastor who had the audacity to ask God to bless my efforts to start a church.
Jesus was trying to set a new course for mankind; trying to get the world to see his brand of love in those that followed him.
But if there is anything that can be taken from the loss of Kobe, it is that life offers no one the surety of tomorrow.
Opioids are an American tragedy that, I’m afraid, may get lost in these tumultuous, news-heavy times. The opioid crisis is rolling through American communities like a fast-moving plague.
Dr. King was deeply disturbed by the division he saw on the streets of America, but the institutionalized division seemed to gnaw at him most. And Dr. King did a very Christian thing. He grew increasingly uncomfortable with it, and would not sit idly by and let it be someone else’s problem.
It might feel like old news to you, but it was just over two weeks ago that the body of 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was laid to rest.
The other day I was watching live coverage of the US Open. The cameras showed empty practice courts, as gusts of wind swept across them on a crisp September morning in Queens, New York.
"WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??" exclaimed legendary English commentator Ray Hudson. Messi had just gone on a physics defying zigzag past four of Athletic Bilbao's defenders to curve the ball on the bottom left corner of the goal.
That week represented one of the darkest series of events I remember in my lifetime. First on Tuesday, police in Baton Rouge, LA, shot Alton Sterling to death. Two days later, Philando Castile was shot by a police officer after being pulled over for a busted headlight in Minnesota.