Red, White, & Blue

Red, White, & Blue

*Note – This blog was originally published as an article in December 2014 by various media outlets, when Rev. Tavárez was a member of the CRCNA.  The red, white and blue lights flashed in the mirror and the familiar sting of fear crawled through my stomach....
Curse the Tree

Curse the Tree

It seems like something out of a horror movie. I’m watching John Legend in the televised musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and he’s playing Jesus Christ. I am not talking about John’s performance. I am speaking to the particular scene when Jesus has entered Jerusalem....
Strange Calling [Part 2]

Strange Calling [Part 2]

God’s calling isn’t limited to Pastors and Bible teachers. What is God calling you to do? How did you discover that calling? Short of reaching 20 years old, I met Dr. Duke. The church of my upbringing was going through significant turmoil with its...

Strange Calling [Part 1]

I confess that I was somewhat of an oddity as a child. There are some who might argue that I’ve retained this quality into my adulthood. When I was about eight years old, my family was part of Brethren church plant in Grand Rapids. Actually, my father is the one who...