“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yea! we wept when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there, they that carried us away captive, required of us a song; and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of theContinue reading “The declaration we need”
I am working through one of my favorite chapters in the Bible: Acts 19. It has always drawn me and what I love about the study of Scripture is that each trip through a passage can yield new insights and nuances. This trip through has been no different.
“… the child of the disinherited is like to live a heavy life. A ceiling is placed on his dreaming by the counsel of despair coming from his elders, whom experience has taught to expect little and to hope for less. If, on the other hand, the elders understand in their own experiences and livesContinue reading “The FOCUS of the disinherited”
The language is already being changed… so here we go (again). Everyone who wants nice clean lines to play and color in have ceased distinguishing between “rioters” and “protesters.” It’s so much easier with nice neat categories to say “rioters.” You know… looters… thugs… etc. Stop.
I am walking through a study of Acts because our men’s Bible study is there. In working ahead, I am in Acts 16 and Paul at Philippi. This time through the story I was directed by the Spirit to look at the story through the view of the slave girl.
Learning to live in grace, justice, and mercy. A marvelous conversation.
There is a lot to keep on being aware of in our lives and culture. This kairos moment is an opportunity for more folks to see what has been going on around us… and for a very long time. I am a baseball guy so I love baseball movies. A classic for me is “FieldContinue reading “White folks, let’s keep learning”
I subscribe to Christianity Today and I’ve listened to CT Podcasts (Quick to Listen) for quite awhile. The last few months have seen a bold shift for them. This time it is a piece from the president of CT calling for a major step in justice: reparations. A loaded word that when people hear itContinue reading “A HUGE call for justice from a “safe” place… and safe no more”
The story of Fannie Lou Hamer is one of a marginalized share cropper who rose up to use her voice. She raised her voice even when the President of the United States feared her testimony and tried to grandstand her. More of her story HERE.