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Racial Reconciliation

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Here in Canada, yesterday was Monday – a Monday like any other Monday with the exception that the elementary school teachers in Toronto were on strike. It was a fitting demonstration for...

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. I had seen the controversy over the characterization of Atticus...

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 removed from the grounds of the state capital. Many are...

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 Michael Brown case. The BBC News Hour was on.  I...

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 title. We. Shall. Overcome. I’ve needed...

Peter’s Dream. Martin’s Dream. God’s Dream.

This is the text of the sermon I delivered on Sunday, August 25, 2013. I offer it here today (with slight modifications) in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on...

Revolution

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.  – Psalm 51.10 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed...

A Lesson from the Mountaintop

I wasn’t around in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr. told America about a dream he had had. I barely remember the existence of Woolworth’s lunch counters much less sit-ins at those...

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