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By the time I hit double digits in 1973, Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis after men carried these signs. I invited you to consider why black men felt the need to carry such a sign, and the answer is very simple: Because the white guy didn't have to. Whites enjoyed the … Continue reading My Black History: Images
I have spent countless hours praying and pondering how best to share my heart on this very difficult issue of race and the church. My goal is always to find areas of agreement and common purpose so that all Christians can know how to pray and how to respond when racial conflict arises. This banding … Continue reading My Black History: It’s OUR History
When my brothers and I were born in Toledo, Ohio, my parents were poor like most black people in America, and they lived in this public housing development: Eventually, we moved into an all-black neighborhood of single-family homes and attended this all-black church: Ascension Lutheran Church Though my parents attended desegregated high schools, segregation was … Continue reading My Black History: The 1960s
My heart is often burdened by the racial strife and pain that continue to plague our nation. The most recent debacle with Virginia’s governor is another reminder that racist actions of the past haunt us all today. This incident is timely. For Black History Month this year, I had already planned to share some of … Continue reading My Black History: You are Invited
By the time Jesus was crucified, Mary had spent 33 years trusting God through all kinds of experiences with her son. The second time we are told she "treasured" uncertain circumstances was after preteen Jesus went missing for three days. Worried and anxious, Mary scolded her boy. “Son, why have you treated us like this? … Continue reading Advent Reflection: Buried Treasure