Month: July 2012


Preparing for a Coming Change

As I mentioned yesterday, I will be headed out of town this week for my fraternity’s national conference in Atlanta, which is also the location of Ministerial Life’s first speaking engagement.  Although I am not all that excited about dealing with some of the behind-the-scenes issues that come with conferences, I am excited about leaving my regular life behind for… Read more →


G Phi D National Conference 2012

Those of you who follow @Ministerial Life on Twitter probably remember that a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I had secured my first speaking engagement as a blogger.  That engagement is happening this Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM as a session for the Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity’s National Conference, which will be held in Atlanta, GA… Read more →


Pornography vs. Romance Novels

I was scrolling through my personal Twitter feed when I noticed an amusing tweet from one of my little brothers in Christ. All these women going crazy for 50 shades of gray. Let a grown man go crazy about naughty nurses 92 and he'll be shunned from society. — fmoi: Louie_V_Baby (@LouieVBaby21) July 26, 2012 After I finished laughing, I… Read more →


Can Forgiveness Go Too Far?

A little over two years ago, I decided that it was in my best interests to cut off a friend of mine who I have referred to in a few posts on this blog as my nemesis.  We had found ourselves in a terrible situation that spiraled completely out of control during an altercation that occurred after we were thrown… Read more →


Difficult Neighbors

The day my mother purchased her first home is still one of the proudest moments of my life.  At the time, I was a freshman in high school.  We had been living in an apartment for almost as long as she and my father had been separated.  It was exciting to know that we were going to be moving to… Read more →


Penn State, the NCAA, and rewriting history

Like many people, I was surprised about the severity of the NCAA’s punishment against Penn State for the university’s apparent attempts at covering up Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys in campus facilities.  Don’t get me wrong. I believe that child sexual abuse is incredibly cruel.  It creates emotional wounds that often torment victims for the rest of their… Read more →


Petty Academics

A few days ago, I had a bit of a startling reality check when I received a Facebook message from one of my former classmates from Temple.  The message contained a pdf attachment of the recently defended dissertation of another of our classmates.  I read the title and immediately became angry because his research was pretty similar to mine. For… Read more →


Meek Mill’s Apology

It looks like Pastor Jomo K. Johnson got his wish.  Meek Mill issued an official apology yesterday on 106 & Park on BET and actually came across as likable.  Ironically, I had just commented on “Amen” on another blog and only learned about the apology from another commenter.  (In my defense, I was driving to Baltimore last night while 106… Read more →