When I was invited to preach at a white Episcopal church in Charles Town, West Virginia, the lead priest of that congregation called me to kind of coach me on how to approach the congregation. I was/am an educated African American woman. Her congregation was highly educated as well, but there is an issue… Read More Trump is a Voice for the Frightened
What happened in Paris on November 13, 2015, was nothing short of horrendous. That any group of people can feel like it’s OK to take innocent people out, for whatever reason, brings anger. That kind of action must come from a deep sense of frustration, from feeling like concerns are not being heard or respected.… Read More On Radicalism
Whether or not one agrees with the work President Barack Obama has done overall, there is one stand-out quality that he seems to have: the courage it takes to be a leader. From the beginning of his presidency, Mr. Obama has taken on one Goliath after another. Many thought (and still think) that his push… Read More President Obama: Courageous Up to a Point
OK. I am confused. What is a “real” Conservative? And when did the word “Liberal” become a virtual cuss word for those who are on the Right? I was perplexed when Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said last week that he was “severely Conservative.” I didn’t know what it meant; I am glad that David Frum,… Read More What Is a Conservative?
I was always taught that what’s in one’s heart is what comes out of one’s mouth. Actually, there’s a scripture that says the same: “For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks” is how the Gospel of Luke puts it (Luke 6:45). In my house growing up, my mother would remind us… Read More Mitt Romney, You Meant What You Said