Living the Dream: Seeing a Raceless Human Being

“There is a dream in the land.  With its back against the wall.  To save the dream for one, it must be saved for all.” | Langston Hughes Back against the wall and faced with brick headed people, I will go forward, no matter what is pressed against me, no matter how close hatred gets […]

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Blah, blah, blah

How do you pray when life looks like gibberish, when so many words are running together—pandemic, police brutality, protest, Confederate monuments, masks—and you can’t make sense of any of it? The present and past collide as history literally falls to the ground—though these rocks don’t cry out. If they could, they would sing the praises […]

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Get in ‘good trouble’

Representative John Lewis died on Friday, July 17th.  He is known for his passionate commitment to civil rights, justice and equality for all, for his sacrificial leadership and critical witness on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965.  It came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”  In the end, he would be arrested […]

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Just a little talk about race? We are not talking about the same thing then

  “What can we do?”  “We need to say something!”  For many church leaders, who still see themselves as an authority despite the cultural shift away from religious institutions, the most appropriate response is to do the work of decolonizing your institution or place of influence, to speak up early, often and publicly about the […]

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