In 1973, Cliff Robertson starred in an ABC Movie of the Week production of Edward Everett Hale’s story, “The Man Without a Country.” In it, an American… Read more “Without a Country. Why isn’t this obvious?”
World’s Greatest Anti-Racism, Restorative Justice Resource List
As part of my UCC Sacred Conversations to End Racism (SC2ER) class, I collected these resources from online sources. Although I blatantly lifted them, I have cited… Read more “World’s Greatest Anti-Racism, Restorative Justice Resource List”
White People, What Are We Thinking?
It’s time for white people to check our thinking. Right now. What are we thinking? I don’t mean, as in, What are we THINKING?? No, I mean,… Read more “White People, What Are We Thinking?”
“White Savior Barbie,” Not me!
I really love my seminary, the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University. Faculty and staff there are committed to issues of justice and spiritual growth. It is… Read more ““White Savior Barbie,” Not me!”
My White Privilege: An Unexpected But Unsurprising Glimpse
This week I had to check my whiteness two times, first at the ONA Coalition National Gathering and then at the UCC General Synod. The lesson was… Read more “My White Privilege: An Unexpected But Unsurprising Glimpse”
Race, Religion, and the Lost Cause: Observation from the National ONA Gathering
Today is June 19th, Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when news of Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier finally reached enslaved persons in Texas.… Read more “Race, Religion, and the Lost Cause: Observation from the National ONA Gathering”
Louisiana Black Church Fires: A Psalm of Community Lament
Holy God, we must speak the names. St. Mary Baptist. Greater Union Baptist. Mount Pleasant Baptist. Louisiana smolders. In the names and the smoke our sin is… Read more “Louisiana Black Church Fires: A Psalm of Community Lament”
Protest and Privilege
Last night, we sat in front of the television and watched the announcement of the Grand Jury decision from Ferguson, Missouri. From the time the broadcast started,… Read more “Protest and Privilege”