As the media constantly bombard viewers with the growing debate around the subjects of colorblind and critical race theory, I often think about my childhood and what my parents taught us about racism and how to deal with it. My … Continue reading A Season of Recognition and Reconciliation
It was a nice, suburban, country club of a church. Not just ordinary niceness, but professionally polished, customer-service-type niceness being provided by a cheerful, uniformed team of multiethnic ambassadors. Some held signs directing the flow of traffic in one hand … Continue reading White Jesus, Black Judas: We See You See Color
“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” Psalms 24:1 NLT It is wonderful to be back from my sabbatical and engaging with you amazing readers again just in time … Continue reading *There Will Always Be Room: God’s Blessings in Unorthodox Places
Is America filled to capacity or just selective regarding who we can house? Is there fear of becoming outnumbered by foreign guests and those who don’t look like us? And who is this us? I lived in Atlanta for seven … Continue reading Do You Have Any Vacancies?
As the NCAA Basketball season launches. I can already hear the sweet sounds of a kiss off of a plexiglass backboard, the twine snap, and the screech of the NBA’s newest designer shoes on the hardwood. Rivalries are on the … Continue reading The Games People Play: Silly Season
Upon the dismantling of slavery, the economic system that build this country financially and literately by the hands of those enslaved, Reconstruction began. With Reconstruction came some long hard-fought wins regarding African Americans earning seats in the state legislatures with … Continue reading The Urgency of Now!
“Why should you take by force that from us which you can have by love? Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food? What can you get by war?. . . What is the cause of your … Continue reading The Cure for GRT Paranoia is Metanoia – Part 1
In their book, Taking America Back for God, sociologists Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry define Christian nationalism as “a cultural framework – a collection of myths, traditions, symbols, narratives, and value systems – that idealizes and advocates a fusion of Christianity with American civic life.” Continue reading What’s Unchristian About Christian Nationalism?
“Building the Bridge Together” was the aspirational mantra for Accord1, i.e., accord1.wordpress.com, my initial foray into the online communication world. At its inception in 2011, I was trusting in existing systems, highlighting “The Church” to be the mechanism to accomplish this … Continue reading Building Bridges not Walls