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For those of us with hitchhikers

God, hear my prayer for those of us with hitchhikers — for some of us there is the joy of pregnancy and for others the fear of a tumor, or diagnosis of dementia. Most of us who are white travel … Continue reading

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Thinking about Green Book

I’m not sure about “best picture.” In spite of the brilliant screenplay and the stellar acting, I wonder whether other movies shaped by African American creatives — Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman — were the real change-makers in film, in culture, in … Continue reading

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#resipiscence2019 … Resipiscence 2019: A Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy

This will not be the last time I will encourage you to get the Resipiscence 2019: A Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy. Hear from 45 contributors from diverse identities, theologies, and lived experiences across the US reflect on lent … Continue reading

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Silent Parade (July 28, 1917)

I learn about the silent parade from a Google doodle, not from my childhood history classes, not from my children’s classes – even the one called “history from below.” I am white in America. and I learned about privilege by … Continue reading

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Eulogy for the Eighth Victim

We have prayers and tears and an ache of the heart for all hopes lost for every one who is grieving Alton and Philandro, Brent and Michael, Patrick, Michael and Lorne, and a prayer for the eighth victim, the one … Continue reading

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Improv on John 14, for the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri

Do not let your hearts be untroubled. Believe in God and remember all of God’s children. In God’s house are many rooms, and Michael Brown is in one of them – not because he was the first African-American person betrayed … Continue reading

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For Sandra Bland, morning thoughts from Ephesians

It is our culture that has not signaled before switching lanes not this young woman, threatened, pulled, bullied, pushed down, not listened to, by those untrained to recognize depression, left alone. “I’m going to light you up,” we all hear … Continue reading

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