This week I was listening again to an interview of author Adam Cohen by Terri Gross of NPR’s “Here and Now” and was reminded again of how white supremacy has robbed the world of the capacity it had to honor God’s command that we “love our neighbors as ourselves.” (https://www.npr.org/2017/03/24/521360544/the-supreme-court-ruling-that-led-to-70-000-forced-sterilizations) Cohen is the author of… Read More White Supremacy Robs Country of Moral Agency
The battle cry for Donald Trump is that he will “make America great again.” He will get the jobs back, he will defeat ISIS, he will build that wall and keep all the illegal Mexican immigrants out, even as he deports literally millions of Muslims from this country. He will take us back, back to… Read More Make America “Great” Again!
“America, America, God shed his grace on thee!” Those are words from the song “America the Beautiful” that we all learned in elementary school. Well, if America ever needed grace…and salvation…it is now. Donald Trump won the Nevada primary. He will most likely be the Republican nominee for president. Though my politically astute friends try… Read More Trump, Racism, and God’s Grace
I cringe every time I hear someone say that “racism is worse” or that “the country is more divided than ever” since Obama became president. I cringe because it is not true. What is true is that Obama’s election brought the dormant racists out of hiding. It seems that many white people think that racism… Read More Obama and the Issue of Race
What does a people say when a nation, its own nation, continually denigrates them and lets them know that their lives really do not matter? There has been a grave travesty of justice – yet again – in the decision of the Grand Jury in Cuyahoga County to not indict the police officers who shot… Read More What Tamir’s Denigration Means