December 20th of last year, the Netherlands issued an apology for its part in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Could that signal the beginning of the end of a discriminatory system established many centuries ago, or is it simply a blip … Continue reading The Power To Make A Change: Angels of Agency
“Everything must changeNothing stays the sameEveryone will changeNo one stays the same … The young become the oldAnd mysteries do unfold‘Cause that’s the way of timeNothing and no one goes unchanged” Written by Benard Ighner And this is the hope that … Continue reading Hope and Change Seekers
Since 2021, my two teenagers have met once a week with six other homeschooled kids for what we call our “Friday Friends” co-op. Two classes we offer are: A literature class with novels from around the world, highlighting stories of people dealing … Continue reading The Name of Hope…
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite the darkness.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu Recently, I watched the State of the Union address. As President Biden spoke, I couldn’t help but notice the people in the room. … Continue reading Beacons of Hope
The kingdom of God is a table— a global and eternal potluck, bountiful, pressed down, and overflowing with all the goodness of comfort food from a billion cultures, all prepared with scarred and loving hands. The compelling aroma of home … Continue reading What if the table unites us?
It’s amazing to think that people who are a part of the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) community would say disparaging comments about others in the same community. Based on leaked recordings, we know that negative comments made by … Continue reading We are Stronger Together
As soon as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s tickets opened for sale, we bought them. My children had fallen in love with the mirrors they saw in the characters after the first movie: strong Black men and women of power and … Continue reading A Shared Past Should Unify Our Future
“What do you think Jesus looks like?” asked the pastor who was leading the baptismal study. I said something like, “He has long hair and a beard and wears a robe.” The straightness of his hair was more or less … Continue reading White Pastor, Black Theology
In the words of the former Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, ‘We Cannot Be Afraid Of The Truth.’ His words were from a 2017 speech decrying monuments that glorified the confederacy – relics of a fractured nation, (The Broken … Continue reading Broken Toys In The Attic, and Forever Battles of Yesterday’s War.