We finished a long three week trip as we visited family. It was a great trip filled with friends, family, and conversation. There was one last stop I needed to make before we made it home.Continue reading “Soul wrenching”
There are too many paragraphs to highlight in this powerful column. But this one is a good one to point out:Continue reading “Court prophets and wilderness prophets”
Isaiah 58:6 (NIV): 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
A prayer offered by Walter Brueggeman:
Save us, Lord, from a religion that ignores the cries of the exploited and oppressed. Lead us into a deeper faith that challenges injustice and makes the sacrifices that must be made to build a society that is ever more truly human. Amen.
There are moments in time when I sense something special is happening. I had a sense of that last night.Continue reading “Significant moments”
Traveling with visiting family the past few days we had an opportunity to learn a lot of history in and around New Orleans. Our last stop was a former sugar plantation called “Laura Plantation.”Continue reading “The plantation visit”
The week leading up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is becoming increasingly important to me. (NOTE: Moving to Alabama has it’s jarring effects on just how deep the issue of racism still runs in our nation. Monday will be “Robert E. Lee Day” in Alabama and Mississippi.)Continue reading “The complacency of the white church”