DR. MARC RIVERA

MINISTRY & COMMUNITY URBANOLOGIST

Dr. Rivera is a lifelong urban practitioner who is in his fifth decade of service to the church and broader community. Leveraging his years of boots on the ground experience coupled with earning seminary master and doctoral degrees in urban studies, Dr. Rivera is a valued and sought after leadership development resource to the church, corporate, and civic worlds.

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Asian Lives Matter Too!

Robert Aaron, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot and killed eight people in several massage parlors in Atlanta,...

The Least We Can Do

We are being asked to save 50,000 lives by simply wearing our masks until the end of April. This is not a political request but rather a...

A Thought About Spiritual Maturity

It is amazing how some prayed for God to intervene in the past elections, yet when the results came in, they could not accept the outcome....

Is it Prophetic?

In my search of Scripture, I cannot find prophesies supporting a political agenda or candidate. Biblical prophecy pushes back on national...

A Heartfelt Prayer

“Dear Lord, I am so grateful for the violent free inauguration. Your divine covering is extended throughout our land. Today we embark...

In Memory of Greatness

“We honor the enormous contributions and sacrifices of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now...

Is It True?

Is it true, that President Trump did not contact his Vice President while Pence and his family were sought out by the violent insurgents...

An Unthinkable Day of Violence

The horrible display of domestic terrorism that we witnessed yesterday forces the only recourse at this time and that is to join the...

A-Woman? So Be It Not!

It is unthinkable that in the opening session of the 117th Congress, the invocation would end with ‘Amen and A-woman”. I understand the...

Inconsistent Christmas Story

SOMETHING TO PONDER (12/24/20) On this Christmas eve, as I think about the sweeping pardons of convicted criminals and those that...

Why the push capital punishment?

The Trump administration is pushing hard in its final days for the execution of five convicted individuals. Four black men and one...

Who Is Responsible?

Today the US coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 dead. Had there been a formalized national approach, how many lives could have been...

A Look Back at the LES in 1998

This 1998 video is of the Lower East Side and PCC in particular. My friend Julie Huang (producer) emailed me that she found this in DHS...

"Lives Can Be Saved"

With the COVID19 pandemic sweeping undeterred across the nation, why won’t our President share vital health information with the Biden...

“A Country Seeking Leadership”

Where is President Trump? What is the next step with COVID19, as it spreads throughout the USA? What is the plan for restarting the...

"Counting the Ballots"

How is it that our country so proudly promotes unparalleled high technological achievements, yet we cannot count election ballots more...

“Election Day & Beyond”

November 3, 2020 I woke up this morning thinking of 911. I don’t know why, but I guess it was the parallel of how that fateful day shook...