We all are tempted to define “neighbor” so we don’t have too much discomfort in our lives. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the young Jewish leader wants to feel good about his life. He tries to justify his own goodness, leading to a very uncomfortable story from Jesus. NT Wright has this applicationContinue reading “Who IS my neighbor?”
The tragedy of Buffalo, NY this weekend where a young man believed the propaganda of white nationalists, too matters “into his own hands,” and walked into a store with the intention of killing black people. It is crushing. LORD! How long?
David French gets at fundamental issues with how CRT has become the new dog whistle for conservative Christians. Note this: he makes the bold claim that the definition of CRT was fundamentally and intentionally changed by conservative activists to encompass and enormous number of arguments and ideas about race, including arguments and ideas that haveContinue reading “Why “CRT” is the new conservative Christian boogeyman”
Part 1Part 2Part 3 The last “part” of our pilgrimage involving the Whitney Plantation transpired this weekend. It was in two-parts, and I was so glad we chose to be in both events on Saturday that took place at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Mobile, AL.
This past week had an optic that was stark for me. It was during the confirmation hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and the Republicans were working for their sound-bite “gotcha” moments. Senator Ted Cruz hammered away at the curriculum at Georgetown Day School, where Judge Jackson is on the board of trustees.
Part 1 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. (Ps. 84:5, NIV) We will journey to the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. Our hearts are being set on pilgrimage. I want this way set in my heart.
We have settled into the “nice” Martin Luther King version that keeps us comfortable and giving a nice nod to a day that celebrates him. Here is the Dr. King we, as whites, would rather not highlight:
As we approach MLK Day this year, some quotes we, as whites, would rather not highlight from Martin Luther King:
I began my meditations here. Some further thoughts as I keep working my way through this classic piece.