What do I do with the reality of my privilege? By a complete accident of birth I am a white, male minister in the USA. I live in the country that has had the most of everything at least since WWII, maybe before. I am a minister in West Texas, where religion is as much … More Dismantling Privilege?
Some of us white people have been moved to lament by the obvious racism in our land. It’s happened before; it will happen again. Whenever we feel pain, something inside wants to run from it, to get away. Perhaps that’s how we’re made to respond automatically to pain — a defense mechanism that’s pretty useful … More Glimpsing the Racism Within
“I can’t breathe.” Air is free. Oxygen is everywhere. We have to breathe to live. But some cannot breathe. In hospital rooms around the globe covid victims on ventilators are trying to breathe. The virus takes your breath away. On asphalt in too many American cities black men are pinned to the ground, crying out, … More A Time to Mourn