AFTER THE BREONNA TAYLOR VERDICT: A PARABLE OF AMERICAN JUSTICE (Part Two)

He told me, “I have something that can kill those weeds and you will have new growth in the spring.”  He said, “I have it in my truck.  That’s what we do.”  He said, “I’ll go get it.” He never came back. I checked back an hour later and my pile of weeds remained untouched. […]

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Technical Difficulty: Leading during a Pandemic

I don’t know who had a once in a century pandemic on their 2020 vision board but I didn’t.  I didn’t see this coming or imagine that the world would change because of it.  Socially distant, at least six feet apart, the pandemic has changed the way “we live, move and have our being” (Acts […]

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Game over: Athletes prove they are not playing with police brutality

  If some people didn’t get the message of the protests against police brutality, with persons around the world marching down city streets and country roads after the death of George Floyd, then the athletes of the WNBA, the NBA, and MLS are repeating it loud and clear.  Lebron James tweeted, “Enough is enough” and […]

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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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For segregated churches, their lag behind change couldn’t be more evident right now

Well, Church, times have changed before we could call a business meeting or change our bylaws as the protests around the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and countless others draw a dividing line between generations.  Without a committee vote or a conversation with “the powers that be,” confederate moments are […]

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