Until Black Women’s Lives Matter

Until Black Women’s Lives Matter

I can hear helicopters circling over my city as I write these words. It’s a few hours after the attorney general’s announcement about Breonna Taylor here in Louisville. Sickness settles in my stomach as I begin to digest the news that one officer was indicted because...
White Support for Black Causes Doesn’t Last

White Support for Black Causes Doesn’t Last

What do I think about the overwhelming support that has recently been shown by white people who have willingly participated in marches and public protests that highlight the value of Black lives in the United States and the need for greater police accountability in...
Martha: A Biblical Case for Protesting

Martha: A Biblical Case for Protesting

John 11 is a perfect, biblical example for those looking to protest. I’ll explain. In the story, Lazarus gets sick and dies. Martha’s enraged as she mourns her brother’s death, so she marches to the edge of town and waits for Jesus. Four days later, Jesus arrives and...
As Monuments Come Tumbling Down

As Monuments Come Tumbling Down

The Black Lives Matter movement has reminded me of some ghosts in the Baptist history closet that need addressing. Our denominational tradition has some reckoning or at least revisionism to deal with as we come to terms with present realities. As I have written in the...