King’s dream hasn’t changed and neither have we

Cue the quotes, the film highlights in black and white and images of him preaching, praying and protesting.  Advertise a pulpit swap complete with multicultural depictions of a unity that is staged and captured only in frames.  It lasts only for the day, a planned hour and then we go our separate ways.  Plan a community day when […]

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My Raceless Resolution for 2021

Though King Herod raises his voice and pounds his chest, he has lost the Savior contest.  Jesus was on his hit list and he still missed.  Like those first visitors at the impromptu baby shower, we have left the nativity scene and God is with us.   Now, we live knowing that God is on the move and in […]

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Working out Our soul salvation: Asking for Show of Hands

I have been reading and writing about race since I was a freshmen in college. It is the time when most if not all young adults ask the question, “Who am I?” Like Howard Thurman, I asked, “Who am I really?” It would set me on a path to understand why my human being was […]

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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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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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