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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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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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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