I watched the much-touted GOP presidential debate last evening with bated breath. Would these candidates indicate that they knew about and cared about the war around the value of black lives that is tearing this nation apart? Would they indicate that they care about African-Americans who are literally fighting for dignity and fairness in this… Read More Black Lives Don’t Matter to GOP
In the painful protesting that is going on in Baltimore resulting in the destruction of property and looting of merchandise, more than one person, including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, President Obama and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore, has used the name “thug” to describe those who were involved in the melee. Rawlings-Blake apologized for… Read More Thug or Not?
God bless the parents. God bless the parents of children who have been wronged, misunderstood, who have disappeared…and who have been murdered. God bless them because they will not give up. Their quest for justice is Biblical in its tenacity. It is so powerful to watch, but it is a space, a place, that no… Read More God Bless the Parents Who Will Not Faint
Well, I have recuperated. At the beginning of the month, I ushered my daughter to Indiana, where she has begun her work (her first real job) as a certified music therapist. I am so proud of her … Before she left, people around me were asking, “are YOU OK?” I thought, “what a dumb question.… Read More When the Children Leave …
Retired Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu has written a most fascinating book, God is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations,” which begs any and all who take their religious walk and life seriously to read. Tutu makes the case for the compassion of God versus the too-often lack of compassion found amongst Christians. Humans, he says,… Read More God is Not a Christian