“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
We perpetuate racial abuse we when allow racial segregation to shape-shift without consequence. Continue reading Segregation Through Vocabulary Lynching￼
The U.S. Census tracks racial housing segregation with the “index of dissimilarity.” The index tracks segregation between two groups by viewing their distribution across neighborhoods in the same city.  Race, although a social construct, has major implications for life … Continue reading Racial Segregation—the Bridge to Nowhere
The only African-American member of our small church died this year. My entire family grieves his loss. When I told my ten-year-old son that Loy had passed away, my son cried out with a pang of sorrow, “But he was … Continue reading The Only Black Person in the Sanctuary
A Bridge to Where? “I didn’t tell you about my family? I thought I told you about them.”I felt it was a strange question that he was asking. It was our second meeting. The way he asked the question had … Continue reading A Bridge To Where?
As a missionary, I spent 14 summers on Navajo Reservations. These were some of the richest and most memorable experiences of my life. I was fortunate enough to learn of a world that was vastly absent from the history books … Continue reading Shape Shifters