The Gift and Challenge of Memory

The Gift and Challenge of Memory

A powerful moment of remembering took place across the U.S. last weekend. The 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 occurred in the midst of unprecedented challenges on many fronts that consume mind, heart and will, making constructive and cooperative progress...
Share, Record Your Family Stories This Holiday

Share, Record Your Family Stories This Holiday

A friend shared recently about how his grandfather and his pregnant wife escaped from Russia before the First World War. I asked him if he had written the story. Writing or recording your story is so important because stories connect us. If your story is not preserved...
9 Ways You Can Help Promote Racial Justice Now

9 Ways You Can Help Promote Racial Justice Now

Becoming a community of peacemakers is the calling of Christians worldwide. Second Baptist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, where I serve as pastor, has made this a primal impulse of our life together over the past seven years. But occasionally, we must stop and...