Saturday, October 24, 2020

The High Road

The United States’ presidential election is one month from today and the road to the White House continues to get rougher. The...

“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander & “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (10th Anniversary Ed.), by Michelle Alexander, and Just Mercy:  A Story...

Book Review: “This is What I Know About Art” by Kimberly Drew

Kimberly Drew’s book, This is What I Know About Art, is a tiny book at 63 pages,...

Monsters

Monsters September 18, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsberg is dead

Arts and Culture

Book Review: A Single Thread by Tracey Chevalier

When I heard that Tracey Chevalier’s newest novel, A Single Thread, set in 1932, depicts the lives of the women embroiderers at Winchester Cathedral,...

A Closer Look at Christmas: My Take

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Alleluia! Christ is born to us. I know that sounds like a strange greeting in February,...

Making Peace

A version of this sermon was preached at the First Baptist Church of Hyattsville on Sunday, December 6, 2015.  The Scripture texts...

The Tomb is Still Empty

Worship services on the Sunday after Easter are typically the lowest attended of the year. In effect,...

Christmas (Faraway, So Close): A Meditation for Epiphany

The Christmas music has faded. The Christmas lights are slowly but surely going dark and coming down. Today we watch the Wise...

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So many women in my life and in my podcast playlist are lamenting the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

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Giving Thanks, Practicing Grace

A sermon for Thanksgiving. Encouragement to give thanks in all circumstances, to look for helpers, and to be one.

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This is the fifth in a series of articles examining the parallels between the history of the Baptist church in America and...

Power Play

This is the fourth in a series of articles examining the parallels between the history of the Baptist church in America and...

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