“It’s not enough to be in relationship. White and black people have a long history of relationship. For healing to begin, we must learn to listen with our hearts.” — Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from the Slaveholder ReligionContinue reading “The gift of “staying put””
I dream the impossible. There is an eternal hope in me that one day a “teaser” could be left and readers would actually go scramble to understand the “rest of the story.” I can’t resist that temptation today. This is a teaser in the desperate hope you will be so angered or frustrated with the following “cliffhanger” you’ll actually go read more.Continue reading “The sermon Dr. King almost preached”
Well, since people have been asking me about this journey of mine concerning racism…Continue reading “The conversation about “whiteness””
I have been part of the Renovare Book Club this season. It’s an online discussion group that picks four books in a school year to read together and discuss online (or have a group if you can find enough people locally). The selections this year were compelling (starting with a biography of my spiritual hero Dallas Willard), so I joined in. Our last book is by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from the Slaveholder Religion.Continue reading “Sitting on porches and learning”
These are the opening two paragraphs in David Brooks’ recent column in the New York Times. The column is hard hitting and thoughtful and will be incredibly controversial (if anyone will pay attention). But those opening two paragraphs are stunning:Continue reading “We don’t talk about sin much anymore”
There are moments in time when I sense something special is happening. I had a sense of that last night.Continue reading “Significant moments”
Leading up to Martin Luther King Day is becoming more of a sacred habit for me. On MLK Day, as well, I will read “Letter from a Birmingham jail” just to kick my weak motivation into a higher gear. This year I was able to add in participating in MLK ceremonies.
And it’s not enough.Continue reading “Why we need to keep working past #MLKDay”