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.
I have generally kept to the Scripture reading of the Daily Office the past couple of years. It keeps me in both the Old and New Testaments. There are also those amazing times when the reading I am working through in the Daily Office collides with the current world. In this time of upheaval IContinue reading “The stunning power of Scripture”
One of the books I am currently working through is Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight. There is a fascinating chapter on John Brown and his friendship with Douglass.
“People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one hasContinue reading “Throw the pebble”
A couple of days in lament isn’t going to cool me off when it comes to injustice. SOOOO… here is your warning. I will keep going on matters of racism and injustice for a bit. It is out of lament. It is out of a deep hunger to get our souls bared before the RighteousContinue reading “Injustice in the time of coronavirus”