Bring the Church to Justice

I was recently invited to preach at Walker Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. We met via Zoom (of course) to finalize the details and to introduce ourselves to each other.  Each preacher would enter the sanctuary to be filmed individually.  We would preach to empty pews and take our cues from the balcony where […]

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Why we won’t wait: A younger generation takes the lead in protest after George Floyd’s death

Division is not unusual for Americans; we have always been united in name only.  In 1968, this was certainly true. No surprise there. A 2016 Center for Public Opinion Research article looked back at 1968 and specifically the Chicago Democratic convention when Democrats had a three-way split over who would become their nominee.  This convention […]

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Protest is ‘praying with my feet’

On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46- year- old African American resident, was arrested by Minneapolis police for allegedly attempting to use a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods, a local store.  He was handcuffed but he wasn’t placed in a squad car.  I didn’t hear his Miranda Rights being read to him but I […]

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Don’t hold your breath

I have been protesting for days now and the violence only increases.  Yesterday, Trump ordered peaceful protesters to be gassed and trampled over.  I know that they were peaceful because I had been among them earlier that day.  When persons wanted to negatively engage police officers, we quickly and unequivocally corrected them.  I know because […]

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