Advent’s Gift: This Joy

“This joy that I have/ the world didn’t give it to me/ “This joy that I have/ the world didn’t give it to me/ “This joy that I have/ the world didn’t give it to me/ The world didn’t give it/ and the world can’t take it away.” My grandmother, Eva Mae Thomas, would sing […]

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“Too Close To Call”: Why This Election Changes Nothing No Matter Who Wins

“Too close to call.” The vote for President of the United States of America is too close to call. Too close to call after four years of hyper- partisan, fear- mongering, hate your neighbor, the immigrant and the stranger, your suburbs are in danger, racist, sexist, divisive, “very fine people on both sides” speech. It’s […]

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Race will never do our bodies justice

Where does race come from?  It is not innate, not natural, not as up close and personal as we make it.  And this is a part of the problem.  It is the fact that the Church identifies its member’s bodies and consequently, the Body of Christ with the sociopolitical construct of race.   What do I mean by “sociopolitical […]

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Don’t Be Afraid To Talk About Race

Today is Halloween though it may not feel like it. With the number of Coronavirus infections reaching its highest daily toll this week and the rate of infections on the rise in 47 states, it doesn’t just feel scary. It is. No ghouls or goblins but we wear masks because it’s scary outside. We don’t […]

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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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