Category Archives: Commentary

Let’s talk about Love . . .

At a time when hate is gaining popularity throughout the world, especially in our own “Land of the free and home of the brave,” let’s think about and talk about Love! Through its media capitalization, prioritization and subsequent glorification we inadvertently glorify hate rather than the redemptive power of Love! I am fully aware that the word love is not capitalized in Webster’s dictionary, nor should it be as there are many kinds and degrees of love. But when referencing God’s Love, I feel it should rightfully be when considering the innumerable connotations of mankind’s version. Continue reading Let’s talk about Love . . .

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A movement of Her own LaMarco

by LaMarco Cable
Area Executive for Africa Global Ministries

Since the passing of Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, I have listened, at least once a week, to Sweet Honey in the Rock, a female African-American acapella ensemble, sing “Ella’s Song.” The opening lines, “We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes,” sang in perfect harmony captures my emotions in new and unexplainable ways each time I listen to Sweet Honey in the Rock’s rendition. The song is a call to action and deeper engagement. It calls out those whose thirst for power has created tyrants that demand the silence of vulnerable people. It raises the ageless concern of the value gap in the world, specifically in the United States, which values white lives more than black lives. “Ella’s Song” speaks to Winne Mandela’s life-giving work. Continue reading Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A movement of Her own LaMarco