The other day I was watching America’s Got Talent on my phone. I watched a contestant sing John Lennon’s song, “Imagine.” It wasn’t the voice that caught my attention; it was the words.
I can still remember meeting Bobby Ortiz. It was the day of our Backyard Boogie—one of our first attempts to engage our neighbors as well as invite our family and friends into the work of planting Emmaus San Bernardino.
On April 10 of last year, a man walked into a special needs classroom at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino. He then opened fire. The man killed the teacher and wounded two students.
Outside The Walls (OTW) Church launched last March after the team was equipped and commissioned through the Evangel School of Urban Church Planting.
It was an early Monday morning in December when I heard the news about the would-be suicide attacker who detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor.