Dear Granny. I’ve always loved you. I hope you understand that. Since I was a little girl, you were one of my most favorite people in the world. Your smile brought me great delight and your house, at least for an eight year old, was full of treasure waiting to be discovered. I remember playing … Continue reading Fragmented Stories: On Love, Loss and Memory
No matter how much liberals try to remove themselves from the burden of racism, white supremacist ideology - which governs all systems in America - holds them just as guilty to its effects. Like Pilate, their hands are still full of so much blood; though they may not directly offer up communities of color and … Continue reading The Limits of the Liberal Imagination
We are all familiar with the gaps in access to opportunity that black Americans experience in education, housing, and employment. While these are important issues that need to be addressed, we also need to identify and name the biggest opportunity gap that black Americans face - that is, the opportunity to live and be fully … Continue reading Opportunity Gap? The Biggest Opportunity We Lack is The Opportunity to Live
I believe that the Bible is the unadulterated Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, it carries the power to instruct us in the way that we should go, rebuke us when we have fallen short of the glory of God, and teach us every other thing in between. A book of such significance … Continue reading Not ‘Either Or’ But ‘Both And’ and More
Today, the House's Agriculture Committee decided to slash SNAP (formerly food stamps) by more than $35 billion. This is an outrage! Think of all of the families in our struggling economy who still have not found employment to support their families and what this will mean for them. It will mean a lot of hungry … Continue reading Could SNAP Cuts Have Implications on A Future President?
To what extent should Christian ministers engage in politics? As Christian ministers and leaders become more politically active, this is a question that must be considered. Whether we like it, or rather acknowledge it or not, ministers have spiritual power to speak into the systems of this world, and prophetically call forth the things that … Continue reading Faith and Politics
I am not one to believe that there is a demon hiding behind every bush nor am I one to go looking for them. However, I believe that Christians, myself included, do not recognize the power behind demonic oppositional forces in that we constantly seem to be waging war against one another instead of powers, … Continue reading Divided and Conquered