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.
On Aug. 13, 2017, a group of white nationalists headed to Charlottesville, NC, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Marching out of America’s history of racist ideology with tiki torches and chants of “Jews will not replace us,” … Continue reading History or His Story
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”- John 8:31-32 (New Revised Standard Version, … Continue reading The Truth Always Sets Us Free
Telling the truth always costs something. It’s never free, even if it does bring liberation. In the United States, our collective majority will gloss over the realities of systemic racism and misogyny point to a truth that can be too … Continue reading Sometimes Liberation Comes through Offense
As I write this, I’m looking at the last page of the 2022 calendar that has hung over my desk all year. Put out by the Equal Justice Initiative, the calendar marks every single day with a reminder of some … Continue reading Set in Stone
“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
Hear the Songs and hymns, and quiet whispers as the elongated shadows from candle-holding vespers define Christmas eve. All are awaiting the midnight celebration of the savior’s birth. Trees are lit with bright lights as the reds, greens, and tinsel … Continue reading Hope Maketh Not Ashamed
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Historians believe this was originally sung in Latin in the 8th or 9th century, translated by John Mason Neale in 1819. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel, to Free your captive Israel. That mourns in lonely … Continue reading O Come, O Come Emmanuel
As an outsider, Luke emphasizes episodes in the life and teachings of Jesus that embrace and empower societal outcasts. Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear? Luke’s Gospel Amps the Unheard!