In the continuous revolution of time and technology this earth and its inhabitants continue to face ever-increasing challenges–presented by man and nature. Such frequent uncertainty can cause psychological and even spiritual blurred vision as with the natural eye when things become increasingly out of focus. Under such circumstances, if not checked, things will in all probability continue to worsen until some major derailment occurs. To rearrange priorities before the inevitable occurs would be the wiser thing to do, reducing, if not preventing the physical and psychological damage. Continue reading Reassessing and rearranging priorities. . .
In Charlottesville a few weeks ago, I experienced a darkness I cannot describe.
I felt that darkness as I looked at the face of white supremacy, as white men with shields, clubs and assault rifles gathered in Emancipation Park, feeding off hate and provoking chaos, violence, and, ultimately, death. In the weeks since, tears have flowed as I recall this moment. Continue reading This Little Light
Two distinctive seasons in our time cycles are marked by the vernal and autumnal equinox that signalize the equal lengths of day and night as the sun crosses the equator. A more rare and spectacular occurrence is that which appeared throughout the nation on Monday as the sun was eclipsed, obscuring the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observers as between it and its source of illumination. Continue reading Harvest time approaching . . .
One of the Three Great Loves included in this recently announced initiative is the Love of Children. United Church of Christ Churches are asked to share stories of how they put their love of children into action and to develop new ways to do this in their ministry contexts. Continue reading The Love of Children: advocacy and agency
America’s biggest state is now Alaska. The biggest state for Americans, however is the state of denial, a state we all live in varying only by degree and of what! Failure to make peace with alternating limitations is a common state of denial that can be good to a point but detrimental when graduating into a fault. Expanding existing limitations may require some degree of exceeding them, but too much, too soon can create irreparable damage. Continue reading America’s biggest state . . .
I reluctantly open news apps on my cell phone and laptop computer because I anticipate the headlines of the day will feature more verbal threats from the Attorney General, and some members of Congress who stand with the elected sitting president daily working to erode our civil and human rights. They wholeheartedly believe in white supremacy. I understand through my research, teaching, and immersion into history that an ideology of white supremacy is supported by beliefs that only white people deserve the benefits, rights, and privileges to the land and its resources. There is a strong resurgence of this ideology manifested through the rhetoric coming from the White House. Continue reading A radical engagement with Racism in contested spaces