“I wasn’t reaching for it.” The last words of Mr. Philando Castile were to his defense. He wasn’t doing anything wrong and according to him, he wasn’t… Read more “Looking into the eyes of the law after the death of Philando Castile”
He is making a living, chasing pigs and bringing home the bacon to squealing children. We scream, “Daddy! Daddy! What did you bring me?” We pick his… Read more “A Tribute to Fathers: Making a Life”
I looked at their faces this morning and sighed. “God, help us.” One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Lives. They say a cat has… Read more “In Memory of the Emanuel Nine: Looking for the words”
The church is often not the new community that Christ died for us to live in to but organized factions working around each other and the needs that really matter.
While I write on a variety of subjects and interests, recently, I have narrowed my theological focus to community. I have been walking with several words and… Read more “Community Building”
“Names have always been a problem for black people in America… our names bespeak the tangles of American culture—miscegenation, issues of property and ownership, the peculiar violence… Read more “Words Matter: Bill Maher’s misidentification with the N- word”
James Baldwin looked down at the red clay hills of Georgia and thought “that this earth had acquired its color from the blood that dripped down from… Read more “Lynching, nooses and the violence of silence”