What makes journeying through grief so difficult is settling in to the reality that there is no finish line. Grief doesn't have an expiration date.
Learn about Portrait Coffee’s vision for pouring a new narrative for coffee. Or—more specifically—how Portrait hopes to correct the false narrative many people have adopted regarding where coffee comes from and who’s involved in the process. Listen to John tell the story of how he fell in love with coffee, and how that love affair changed his perspective and shaped an entire community.
“Did you know there are no Black people in Africa?” In this collaboration with photographer and director Ray Neutron upon the release of Portrait Coffee’s Ocean Liturgy, John explores what it means to be Black, both in America and in Africa, and how we can find ourselves and each other. Hit play to hear him explore the journey.
“Hope makes all the difference.” People spend their whole lives trying to find hope, but the harder you look for it, the less likely you are to find it. But the good news is you don’t have to go find hope. It is a gift that comes to unlikely people in unlikely places in unlikely packages. Hear how unexpected hope has shaped John’s life, and how he’s learned to pass hope along to others.
“Everyone thinks they’re stronger than they really are until trouble comes.” When John experienced a painful loss, his faith crumbled—right as he was getting ready to plant a church. Trouble will come to you, in ways both unimaginable and inevitable. As Christians, what does walking faithfully with God look like when obedience feels like a death sentence? Listen as John preaches from Mark 14 about where our true strength comes from.