This page is a space for

  • Recent talks given in different contexts, providing training and encouragement
  • A Collection of books, articles, blogs that have shaped how I think about mission and ministry as well as practical resources to move forward in action in serving

Talks

The Way Forward - The Prophetic Witness of the Church  - Crossroads Church Brooklyn

The Paradox of the Fruitful Life - Trinity Grace Park Slope

Resist and Rest - Hope Church Brooklyn

 

Books, Blogs, etc

Consider checking your local book store before going the Amazon route as a way to serve your local economy and watch the site for book summaries and reviews in the future

Social Justice in General

  • Walking with the Poor by Bryant Myers - In my opinion, the seminal book on the topic of serving the vulnerable well in view of the gospel and the local church
  • The Just City by Susan Fainstein
  • Slow Kingdom Coming by Kent Annan
  • Restoring At-Risk Communities edited by John Perkins
  • There Goes the Neighborhood Podcast - This podcast helps shed light on the harsh and complicated realities of urban renewal

Ministry to the Poor

  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
  • Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life by Robert D. Lupton
  • Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
  • Friendship at the Margins by Christine Pohl and Chris Heurertz [this is part of the Duke Center for Reconciliation book series and they are all excellent!]
  • On the Media Podcast series: Busted - This poignant series helps debunk many of the unhelpful and largely untrue myths of poverty in the US

Racial Reconciliation

  • We're Gonna Be Alright by Jeff Chang
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black and Free by Tom Skinner
  • Roadmap to Reconciliation by Brenda Salter McNeil
  • Pass the Mic Podcast - A podcast from Reformed African American Network engaging in discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African Americans biblically, so good and very helpful

The Church and Its Mission

  • Center Church by Tim Keller
  • Urban Ministry by Harvie Conn and Manny Ortiz
  • For the City by Matt Carter and Darrin Patrick
  • 100 Ways to Be Missional - Verge Network
  • Creating a Missional Culture by JR Woodward

Sociology/Innovation

  • The Power of Social Innovation by Stephen Goldsmith
  • The Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser