Category Archives: Racism

Untitled…On Purpose

The morning after returning home from the breaking plantation, I participated in a Racial Reconciliation Bus Tour with an interfaith group of clergy. I wrote this reflection a couple of weeks later to share my experience during the One America … Continue reading

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Not So Easily Broken: A Week On the Breaking Plantation

There’s something especially cruel, horrific even, about a breaking plantation…as if slavery itself wasn’t cruel enough. You see, breaking plantations are where they sent the slaves who kept trying to run away. On the grounds of this one where I’ve … Continue reading

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So, About the 2016 Election: An Open Letter to Those Who Want to Make America Great Again

Dear Friends and Neighbors, By the time I post this blog it will officially be Election Day. You see, I’ve been struggling with what to write for several days, probably months. I even held a Facebook fast since the Republican … Continue reading

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The Big, Bad Problem with ‘Good’ People

There is a problem with “good” people. In fact, I would suggest to you that there is a big, bad problem with good people. I know this may seem like a strange statement to make. What could be wrong with … 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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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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