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September 28, 2019

Do All Dogs Really Bite?

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Some of this generalization, at least, seems to make sense. Isn’t it good to have clear lines in life? Bad guys should go to prison. Generous people should get awards. But even while writing this, I can see the pain and injustice that such thinking...

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August 29, 2019

What Gets You through the Hard Times?

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Although only thirty-three, Darrell has been through some real highs and lows in life – from achieving valedictorian of his class at Morehouse College and completing a law degree at Harvard, to serving time in federal prison for reasons he wrote...

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February 12, 2019

Jesus In Harlem

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It can seem difficult to do God’s work in such an intensely populated place, like a minnow swimming in a big ocean. It’s tempting to get discouraged, to think that only a megachurch could make a difference, but José knows a different measure of...

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December 26, 2018

Christmas in Harlem

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To help turn our thoughts to the true meaning of Christmas, we decided to take action. We signed up to do a Sunday service at The Bowery Mission, which has been “rebuilding lives since 1879” through counseling, meals, housing, and above all leading...

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