The End of Racism? <image: Dietrich Bonhoeffer> I vividly remember being instructed to stay in the car with my brother while my father went into Rich’s department store at the Greenbriar shopping mall, so that he could buy mom a gift for Mother’s Day unrestricted. As a parent I realize why he wanted to leave… Read More Christ is the End of Racism
If there is an argument that White Privilege is a perspective learned over generations of culture oppression, those persons oppressed should have also learned that counter-oppressive actions will never solve the gaps. Fairness and equality have never been the promise or goal of life. We are created to be in a relationship our with maker, savior, and sustainer. … Read More Lives Matter
The polarized assumptions are that we have one of two choices: either look back to what Jesus and John Wesley said at the start and return to our foundation or to see where the winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing in the current contexts, where our foundational principles outweigh historical limitations. There is a better way.… Read More Celebrate Schism!
There are legitimate circumstances where we chose to place ourselves under the power and authority of a person, organization or government for our protection and production. We trust a tour guide that we have never met to lead us around a strange city in a culture we may have never experienced. We place our children in… Read More RACISM: Misappropriated Power
Responding with words in our grief, while the fresh and raw moments of tragedy continue to sink in our souls, feels incomplete and often inappropriate. And yet, we want to connect with solidarity and meaning and so we say something. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for you. I am… Read More Tender Mercies: Church under Attack