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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We didn’t ask for that: A list of things protesters are not demanding

No statements.  We didn’t ask for you to tell us what we already saw on cellphone videos and know for ourselves.  We’ve seen this before.  The violation of the rights of African Americans is not new and neither is their murder; it’s been done before and with each generation.  Instead, let us know when you […]

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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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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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