Neck and neck: George Floyd’s death is a symbol of racialized oppression

“Why is it that Christianity seems impotent to deal radically, and therefore effectively, with the issues of discrimination and injustice on the basis of race, religion and national origin?” | Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited “The white man’s foot is on my neck.”  I heard this expression as a child.  It was used to […]

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What day is it? Justice for Ahmaud Arbery is late

Justice isn’t blind; the justice system willingly turns a blind eye. Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, but Tom Durden, the district attorney didn’t request a formal investigation until May 5.  On May 6, the Kingsland Office began the investigation, and Arbery’s killers, the father and son, Gregory and […]

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Bring Us to Light

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.” | Isaiah 9.2, NRSV Today, I am groping and groaning under the weight of hate.  I grit my teeth.  My bones ache.  I rock and shake in the valley of […]

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Infestation

It is the word that the so-called president of the United States used to describe the city of Baltimore while attacking Congressman Elijah Cummings.  Trump wrote on his official Twitter account: “Cummings’ district is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very […]

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Tongue

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,     and those who love it will eat its fruits.” | Proverb 18.21 Calling all cats! Get our tongues! Only you can play with them. Open your mouths and say, “Ahhh.” Because if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Loose lips are […]

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