The Only God I Believe In

On Friday, September 27th, my grandfather, Alvin Wade Hartgrove, died. His funeral on Monday was part family reunion, part Baptist church homecoming, and part biker rally. I was grateful to get to offer this eulogy. Well, I wasn’t here to see it for myself—as a matter of fact, there aren’t many left who were here [Read More…]

Prayer and Action: Finding Our Center of Gravity

A year ago today, my friends Chris and Phileena Heuertz started Gravity: A Center for Contemplative Activism. In twenty years of working among the poorest of the poor, they learned what we’ve learned here: it’s easy to loose your center. But Christian tradition offers us a wealth of resources to help us find our center [Read More…]