Thursday, September 29, 2022

Heritage of Hate

The intense national debate over the removal of Confederate monuments often boils down to questions of intent and affect. What was the original intent...

The Legacy of September 11th

All of us who lived through September 11, 2001, remember precisely where we were and what we were doing when news of the terrorist...

Declaring Our Independence

The two nations on the North American continent that celebrate independence from Great Britain do so three days apart each year.  Here in Toronto, this...

Gray

May 31, 2020 Last night Some of my city burned This morning after surveying The remains I decided to finish painting My dining room table: blue And the chairs Confederate gray Irony not...

Listen to the Groans

Text: Romans 8:22-27 Some months ago, a friend referred me to an article in the July/August 2020 edition of Faith Today entitled “Listen to...

Daughters of Rizpah: Working Through Trauma

Buttry, Sharon A. and Daniel L. Buttry. Daughters of Rizpah: Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020. Sharon and Dan Buttry...

Beyond Boundaries

In my humble estimation, the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts chapter 8 is one of the most overlooked stories in...

Walking with the Good Shepherd

Texts: 1 John 3: 16-24 and John 10:11-18 A post containing a written copy of "Walking with the Good Shepherd" is available here. “I am the good shepherd,”...

Walking with the Good Shepherd

Texts: 1 John 3: 16-24 and John 10:11-18 Like many millions of people not only in the United States but around the world, I...

World of Meaning

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Thurman (April 10), an early twentieth century African-American theologian, poet, pastor, and activist...

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