Fathers and Mothers Wanted

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | One Comment
Fathers and Mothers Wanted

As I reflect today about the ongoing violence, incivility and harshness from the alleys to the mansions in this country, I am reminded of a biblical truth in the New Testament. The Apostle says you have many mentors, but you only have a few fathers. (1 Cor 4:15) This is a fascinating statement because mentors, […]

Seeking justice through understanding

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Anthony's Blog, Blog, Danny's Blog, News | One Comment
Seeking justice through understanding

Perspective can clarify or cloud thoughts and relationships. Much has happened in our nation in recent weeks and months, and quite frankly, over our plagued and tormented history of race relations. Danny Wuerffel and Dr. Anthony Gordon from the Desire Street staff have taken steps toward each other to build a relationship of mutual respect, […]

Mutual Transformation

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | One Comment
Mutual Transformation

Oftentimes in ministry, we fail to see two interdependent streams that serve as edifying agents for one another. In the inner city, many godly and well-intentioned servants come to the city with a built-in “messiah complex.” Though well-intentioned, this mindset carries an aura of superiority and self-righteousness. It resists the Gospel that Paul describes in Philippians […]

From “Deserter” to “Valiant”

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | One Comment
From “Deserter” to “Valiant”

“Barnabas wanted to take Mark along with them. But Paul insisted they not take him along because he had deserted them” Acts 15:37-38 As we endeavor to bring about change in our cities, neighborhoods, communities and nation…the unspoken quandary is, “How do we relate to the ‘deserters?’” Those disenfranchised, young black men between the ages of […]

Imbalanced Scales

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | No Comments
Imbalanced Scales

There it was. I got my run in early because Wimbledon was coming on at 8 a.m. Central Time. Serena Williams was vying for her second “Serena Slam” in her career (winning the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments consecutively.) She is also on schedule to win all four in the same calendar year if she […]

Counting the Cost

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | One Comment
Counting the Cost

“For God paid a ransom to  save you from the empty life you had inherited”  1 Peter 1:18 As I was in conversation with one of our partners recently, he was pondering the bittersweet experience of having two families  on his leadership team make the noble and courageous decision to move into the neighborhood – a neighborhood […]

The Pursuit

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | No Comments
The Pursuit

“Then when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing”  (Luke 15:5) As we take a moment to reflect about the Restoration of lost things, whether they be lost valuables, lost souls, lost dreams or lost hearts, we all can relate to this type of experience. We know what it means to be […]

Find Your Mat

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | No Comments
Find Your Mat

One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him […]

Today would be different …how?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | No Comments
Today would be different …how?

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those he called- his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.” (Eph 1:18 NLT) The Apostle Paul’s prayer is exactly what I need to hear every day from Jesus, The Great Physician. […]

Without Oxen

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Anthony's Blog, Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments
Without Oxen

“Where there are no oxen the stable is neat, orderly and safe; but without oxen, there is no real chance for breakthrough.” (Proverbs 14:4 paraphrase) Often times we look at the misfortune in our inner cities and conclude that the dysfunction we see is representative of the whole community. But that is far from the […]