A Time for Peace (Not Vengeance)

No more war, peace.

    The United States of America has long lingered at the cross roads of racial aggression. For centuries, Presidents, Congress, the Supreme Court, governors, mayors, judges, teachers, administrators, parents, pastors, and captains of industry have conspired to oppress and…

No Other Help I Know

Militarized policemen.

“No Other Help I Know,”* written by Charles Wesley, is a song often heard in African-American churches. It was my father’s favorite hymn. As a matter of fact, it was the only hymn I ever heard him quote. I can…

Do You Fear Betrayal?

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Betrayal is one of the worse feelings in the world. It’s a painful rite of passage that’s more certain than death and taxes if you live long enough. Unfortunately, some people are haunted by betrayal. Abandonment is one of the…

Who Do You Welcome?

Welcome word cloud.

In 2008, I went to a tech conference in Greenville, SC. It was right after President Obama was elected, and I was really looking forward to the time away from working with my parents to care for my brother, who…

The Word for Today is #One

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The Bible has a lot to say about racism, slavery and unfair treatment of immigrants. Oppression is so not Jesus, yet there are many willing to deny life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness in the name of God. Jesus preached…