When Police Protect, Serve Some Over Others

When Police Protect, Serve Some Over Others

A critique of law enforcement does not equal hate or disdain for them. It is a desire to see them more consistently live into their oath to “protect and serve.” Unfortunately, we continue to receive confirmation that there can be a tendency to fully protect and serve...
Reaction & Response: Reparations for Black Americans

Reaction & Response: Reparations for Black Americans

In the aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, a devastating wave of racial violence that decimated Black Wall Street in 1921, many Black Americans were not given the means to rebuild their businesses and restore the Greenwood district back to its former glory. The...
Even Death Valley Erupts with ‘Super Bloom’

Even Death Valley Erupts with ‘Super Bloom’

Valleys can be places of dryness and barrenness. For example, Death Valley, which straddles portions of Nevada and California, is famed for being one of the driest, harshest and most unforgiving places in the United States. It has earned its reputation of being a...
What Happens When I’m the Problem?

What Happens When I’m the Problem?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “American Dream”? It usually means that if a person works hard and keeps their nose clean, they will achieve anything they want. Much of the nation’s history, and the theology that has arisen from the church in America,...
King: Churches Preserve, Don’t Oppose Status Quo

King: Churches Preserve, Don’t Oppose Status Quo

Is the church the hope of the world? Most Christians would likely respond with an immediate and resounding, “Yes.” When Martin Luther King Jr. asked and answered this question for a sermon writing exercise while a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in 1948, his...