I first published this in my weekly newsletter. You can subscribe here. Earlier this week I joined a conference call for the purpose of holding vigil and praying for a man who was lying, near death, in an ICU in the Chicago suburbs. Each of us on the call had gotten to know this man … Continue reading Accepting the Unacceptable
A Sermon from Mark 13:1-37 after the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
An Annotated Bibliography
Martese Johnson was bloodied by the police on Wednesday. The UVA student is a graduate of Kenwood Academy, our neighborhood high school and the school my boys may very well attend a few years down the road. You’ll not be surprised to know that Johnson is Black. Hopefully you’ll also not be surprised to know that … Continue reading Martese Johnson and the Unimpressive Work of Justice
After the first protests (in person and online) emerged in response to Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson it was common to hear complaints and confusion about those who protested. I experienced a bit of this misunderstanding and disagreement for some of the things I wrote in the days following the young man’s death. Of course, … Continue reading Protesting in Ferguson: Logical, Normal, & Christian