Before we say, ‘I forgive you’

I am in a place that I had not anticipated and certainly could not have prepared for. It is the same feeling that I had after the shooting of nine bowed heads at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015. Dylann Roof, the alleged shooter, had hoped to start a race […]

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“All Souls Matter”

The Southern Baptist Convention is being accused of racial bias in its evangelism and outreach efforts.  The members of the Black Lives Matter movement bumped heads with the group at the Nov. 16-18 gathering of the Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative.  Protestors chanted “All souls matter” to point out an alleged lack of diversity at the meeting.  To read […]

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Love Already Won

My grandmother, Eva Mae Thomas, was my first catechizer and theologian. At the age of 12, she put a pen and notepad in my hand and asked me to “write down all the Scriptures that the preacher says.” There were more than a few and it was my delight to record each one of them. […]

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Preaching like a girl

Race is not the only box that society suggests we come in but there are those who would box up the woman because of her gender.  There are those who still believe that her hands are only useful in the kitchen and that she has no place, no business outside of the home.  It is […]

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Help After the Emanuel AME Church Murders

“Knowing what’s right does not mean much unless you do what’s right.” ~Theodore Roosevelt There is so much terrain to cover and so many layers to our continuing conversation on race and its progeny.  To be sure, I agree with President Obama as to the nature of our conversations moving forward.  He said during Wednesday’s […]

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