Category Archives: Justice

Please Stop Silencing Me or A Tale of Two Women Victims

I had planned to post about today being a bonus day on the calendar—February 29th, Leap Day! I’m more excited about it this year than I remember being before. An extra day, extra time to get things done. My prayers have … Continue reading

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I’m with Rachel…Until

This week I thought I might write about something light-hearted or humorous. It’s the last Monday of 2015 and since life is filled with challenges and comedic moments, I thought it would be good to spread some laughter at the end of … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Herod at Christmas, Terror and All

[W]hile Christ’s birth is a romance about God’s great love for God’s people, it is also a story about a decree, a massacre, about principalities and powers and rulers of wickedness in high places. Continue reading

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More People with More Guns? If You’re Not Joking, You Ought to Be

I have sometimes joked with my friends that if I found myself in a dangerous situation facing would-be assailants (you know, the bad guys), in my mind I would be like Black Widow from Marvel’s The Avengers – kicking butt … Continue reading

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Starbucks, Syrian Refugees and a Real Christmas Scandal

I love Starbucks. Really. I love the coffee, the atmosphere and the way that my local store prepares my morning drink as soon as they see me walk through the door. Starbucks is just a thing with me. Once, I … Continue reading

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Breaking the Bondage: What Churches Can Do (and Should Avoid) to End Human Trafficking

Human trafficking has reached crisis levels. While it is a complex issue, there’s a lot churches can do to help end the unjust and immoral enterprise of trafficking human beings. Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina: From Despair to Hope

Ten years is a long time but the memories of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath have not faded for me. I remember watching the evening news and seeing those staggering images of people in New Orleans in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Hot Grits Are Good for Eating

A few years ago I wrote an article titled, “More Than Hot Grits (and an Iron Skillet), which appeared in an online publication called The Vine. The publication is no longer available but recent events made me dig this out … Continue reading

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Life Imitating Art? I Sure HOPE So

In case you missed it and have not heard, on Thursday, March 5, the popular television show “Scandal” ran an episode that was inspired by the events that happened in Ferguson, Mo., when an unarmed Michael Brown was shot and … Continue reading

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Every Life

By Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune I recently read an article that really bothered me. The author made the case that those protesting the grand jury decisions not to prosecute the officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael … Continue reading

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