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...
Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Content warning: This article shares a firsthand account of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon. Certain details might be difficult for some to read. The first day of the massacre, I remember looking up to the hills and on top of buildings, seeing...
Baptists Must Reckon with Their Past

Baptists Must Reckon with Their Past

As a lifelong Baptist, I’ve been rightly appreciative of our tradition of promoting religious liberty. In my youth, at a conservative Southern Baptist Church in central Oklahoma, I was taught all people should be free to worship as they choose. It was acknowledged...