Anchoring Your Soul During Global Pandemic

Anchoring Your Soul During Global Pandemic

The spring and summer of 2020 have presented unprecedented life challenges for me, in addition to neighbors, church members, extended family and the world at large. Everything from simple, everyday annoyances to heart-wrenching tragedy has caused people to look for...
Opening Blind Eyes to Reclaim Our World

Opening Blind Eyes to Reclaim Our World

It is someone else’s problem, not ours. That’s how many of us white people have felt if we haven’t seen racial injustice up close and personal. It hasn’t been completely real or relevant. No longer. I live in Louisville, Kentucky, where in May, amid news of Ahmaud...
John Lewis Crosses Alabama Bridge One Last Time

John Lewis Crosses Alabama Bridge One Last Time

John Lewis crossed the river Jordan on July 17, 2020, and last Sunday, I went to Selma to see him cross the Alabama River one last time. I went because his last crossing simply had to be so very different from the first, with all the power we have within us to make...
Gullibility Often Harms Christian Credibility

Gullibility Often Harms Christian Credibility

Jesus wants his followers to believe. But not everything. If discernment is lacking, even when faith is strong, the result is advancement of bad news rather than the good news we have been charged to share. It doesn’t matter how firm one’s faith might be if its public...
Isn’t it Time to Purge Those Old Habits?

Isn’t it Time to Purge Those Old Habits?

Spitting, licking fingers and high-fiving. These common practices will have to be curbed significantly by Major League Baseball players in the name of public health as their abbreviated season begins. This is demanding work because habits, by definition, are hard to...
Fields of Dreams: Lessons from Sports

Fields of Dreams: Lessons from Sports

Baseball has been called America’s pastime; maybe that’s why I watched opening day with so much solace, joy and hope this year. Around the country, we are hearing “play ball” for baseball, football, basketball and other sports. However, during a raging pandemic, we...