Hope Hell's Kitchen

Hope Hell's Kitchen
In and for Hell's Kitchen.
Created 09 Feb 2021
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  • Breaking our denial
    03 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Content warning: The following post is about severe injustices faced by the Native communities of Turtle Island, or North America. Over the last several days, you may have seen the heinous story of a ...
  • Palm Sunday
    28 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    On Sunday afternoon, the Kingdom of God in New York City and 13 other cities is coming together for the National Rally for AAPI Lives and Dignity. It’s not lost on me that these rallies are taking pla...
  • A people of grief
    23 Mar 2021 • 1 min read
    On Sunday, March 21, Hope Hell’s Kitchen gathered for our weekly virtual worship service. We opened our service as we do each week, with a land acknowledgment seeking to honor the Lenape community. We...
  • The boldness of Acts 4 and the Black Panthers
    15 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    On Sunday March 14, our yearlong sermon series in the book of Acts continued as we read through the entire fourth chapter of Luke’s text, considering how God might be speaking to us today. As I read t...
  • A day—and year—of reflection
    07 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Today’s my birthday. Usually, I don’t think much about my birthday. It’s a day of celebration, absolutely, but all in all, it’s never been a “holiday” for me; another day, more fun than most. But this...
  • History matters
    28 Feb 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    On February 28, 1823, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that affirmed the Doctrine of Discovery, allowing the federal government to lay claim to land it “discovered.” As Mark Charles ...
  • Standing with or standing for my neighbors
    25 Feb 2021 • 2 min read
    What does it mean to stand with someone vs. stand for someone? Thanks to one of my best friends who imparts his wisdom and experiences on me regularly, this is a question I’ve wrestled with a lot. Wit...
  • Slavery and New York City
    17 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 7 7
    New York City in 1873; George Schlegel “The painful stories of the suffering of the African American community, in particular, remain hidden. Often, American Christians may even deny the narrative of ...
  • Ash Wednesday 2021
    11 Feb 2021 • 1 min read
    On Wednesday February 17 at 7pm ET, several Hope Church communities are gathering together, virtually, to celebrate Ash Wednesday. To be honest, “celebrate” seems like too jovial of a word to describe...
  • Welcome to this journey
    09 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    I’m not sure what form this journey will take, but I am excited to use this platform to share things that are on my mind, highlight what’s happening at Hope Hell’s Kitchen, and more. Stay tuned… Subsc...