Saturday, October 24, 2020

Graffiti

Grafitti June 2020. Richmond, Virginia. My friend studies graffiti From Roman ruins I once heard her speak on the things We learn from words arrested by time When ash rained...

Active and Ongoing

Here in Canada, yesterday was Monday – a Monday like any other Monday with the exception that the elementary school teachers in...

Prophetic Tasks: Grieving in a Society That Practices Denial

This sermon (or a reasonable facsimile) was preached on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Kingsway Baptist Church.  The texts are Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26 and Matthew...

A Watchman for Our Souls

On Tuesday, author and journalist Neely Tucker sat down with Kojo Nnamdi to discuss the release of Harper Lee’s new/old novel, Go Set a Watchman....

Vine City USA

As you enter the town of Berwyn Heights where we live, you pass a sign that says: “Welcome to Berwyn Heights: a...

Falling Stars (and Bars)

This morning my Facebook feed is filled with commentary on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call for the Confederate Flag to be...

Cracks in the Pavement

I turned on my car radio a week ago Tuesday morning, anxious to hear details about the grand jury decision in the...

We. Shall. Overcome.

Since Michael Brown was laid to rest, “We Shall Overcome” has lodged in my mind – not the song so much as...

The Long Walk of Love: Remembering Nelson Mandela

The world in memorializing Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg.  As a personal tribute, I am posting the condensed text of a sermon...

Renewing Our Strength

Hook me up a new revolution, ‘cause this one is a lie // We sat around laughing and watched the last one...

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