“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine … Continue reading Breaking Fear Through Faith & Justice
Race is a sociopolitical construct, a long word and a long way of saying that human beings made it up. Not revelation brought down from a mountain like Moses in Exodus but it was built into a system of oppression … Continue reading Tear it down
In today’s America, various institutions are divested into transparent, Glass Houses. The Glass House analogy is for two reasons; the first is institutional’ fragility. Among numerous white Evangelicals, many are classified as white working-class Americans. Swaths of them grew increasingly … Continue reading Compromise Hidden in Plain Sight
Compromise is the cauterizing of our collective soul. The 3/5ths compromise is just one example of our collective soul compromising and cauterization. As a nation, we have a history that is not consistent with our pledge to be “One nation, … Continue reading Compromise & Cauterization
My grandmother died three months shy of 100 years. At her funeral, a happy obituary that played like a Shirley Temple film, was read. Later, a distant relative asked me, “Would you like to know the real story?” She told … Continue reading Which Story Do We Tell?
“The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. 7 Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to … Continue reading “We’re Better Than That!”