“And you can always hear this long sob story: ‘You know it takes time.’ For three hundred years, we’ve given them time. And I’ve been tired so long, now I am sick and tired of being sick and tired, and we want a change. We want a change in this society in America because, you… Continue reading Do Not Be Weary in Well Doing →
I’m sitting here reflecting on the verdict that just came down for Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. Guilty on all charges. Justice has been served. So why do I not feel any different? The verdict does represent justice—a form of justice. A modicum of justice. But it is not true justice. This… Continue reading The Verdict →
The political chaos and confusion of the 2020 Presidential election clarified how some in the elite power structure of this country continue to create narratives that promote division, evoke fear, deny what is true, stifle what is progressive and discredit what is right. Baffled by tactics of oppression unchanged for over 400 years, I am… Continue reading A Renewed Imperative →
Heard the voice of Jesus sayCome unto me, I am the way.Keep your hand on the plow, hold on.When my way gets dark as night,I know the lord will be my light,Keep your hand on the plow, hold on. “Hold On,” African American Spiritual (many Spirituals first sung by enslaved Africans in the United States)… Continue reading Ode to Jesus Once More →
“I sincerely wish Mrs. Moore had repented rather than left. But if she refuses to repent, I am glad she is gone from the S.B.C. Sadly, leaving the S.B.C. won’t fix what is wrong with Beth Moore.” (Tom Buck, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lindale, Texas) Perhaps you haven’t heard. The most prominent… Continue reading What’s Wrong with Beth Moore is that She’s Right →
I’m struggling with an emotion that has been hard to name. This morning it came—not a label for the feeling but a metaphor. I feel like I’ve been shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theatre. In some ways, the metaphor is all wrong. The phrase, borrowed from a 1919 opinion by US Supreme Court Justice Oliver… Continue reading Shouting “Fire!” in a Burning Theatre →
What do Vice-President Kamala Harris, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and viral immunologist leading the fight against COVID-19 Kizzmekia Corbett have in common? They’re all Black women with magnificent accomplishments—things most people do not achieve, let alone those staring down racism and sexism. As a Black woman, they inspire me, but… Continue reading #BlackGirlMagic: On the Necessity of Resilience and Righteous Indignation →
The attack occurred on February 22, 2020. One year ago this week. They were only slightly older, but I did not know the three women in their early thirties—these Strangers— who jumped me. Leaving a bar in Fells Point with my partner and two other friends, the women came out of nowhere and threw me… Continue reading a word on Mental Health for my Black and Brown friends →
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it remain in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me (John 15:4 KJV) Our journey on Earth requires pushing through darkness and reaching for light. So much surrounding us signals death, decay, and suffering—whether it’s… Continue reading Bearing Good Fruit in 2021—and Beyond →
In September 2020 I wrote of the presence of human evil in the White House, defining its characteristics and practices from the vantage point of psychology. On December 26, 2020, illustrating from Biblical history, I wrote of the frightening prospects inherent within the final 25 days of Trump’s presidency. “It’s going to get worse,” I… Continue reading When Human Evil Goes Unchecked →
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