Counting to Ten: The Raceless Gospel celebrates its tenth anniversary!

Most folks wouldn’t touch race with a ten foot pole but I feel drawn to it. I started this blog and this journey with you ten years ago on an Ash Wednesday. Back then, it was called The Daily Race. Name changed and seasons changed but I have kept on writing. The words have only […]

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It’s our anniversary!

I didn’t forget.  Though I don’t have flowers or dinner reservations, I wanted to wish us a happy eighth anniversary.  I have been writing, thinking, talking about the socio- political construct of race, the malformation of Christian community and the call to be reconciled in a world that thrives on division for 2,920 days.  It […]

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Somebody’s got to dream (Part Two)

April 4, 1968. Fifty years ago, a dreamer died. His “I have a dream” speech remains one of the most memorable to Americans. His life and its witness are unforgettable. Engaging faith and civil disobedience, he turned the world’s understanding of church upside down. Putting his body on the line, he became a martyr for […]

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In Memory of the Emanuel Nine: Looking for the words

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 nine lives.  But, how many lives does hate have?  Why won’t it die?  How does it continue to live after this?  How can we let it live on […]

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