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...
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...
Confederate Statues Laud Wrong View of History

Confederate Statues Laud Wrong View of History

Charlottesville, Virginia, was buzzing in 2017 with talk about the possibility of removing Confederate monuments in the city. At first, I was ambivalent. On the one hand, I had no interest in valorizing Confederate heroes like Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall”...
The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

Slavery “was the necessary evil upon which the union was built,” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said in a recent interview. The July 26, 2020, issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper contains an article based on that interview written by that paper’s Washington, DC,...