Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

David Blight’s biography of Fredrick Douglass is a tough read. Some will probably want it to be banned, along with any of Douglass’s writings in states where the Confederacy is still revered and celebrated. Why is it a tough read? It presents a crushing...
The Time for Pious Words is Over

The Time for Pious Words is Over

At the end of each message sent from my personal email account is a quote from South African liberation theologian Allan Boesak that I have appropriated for the title of this column. Boesak’s statement, “The Time for Pious Words is Over,” is part of the title of...