The city felt like it had been sucker punched.
black lives matter
Jesus, too, encountered a naked man living with mental torment. He responded quite differently.
Protesting in Jesus’ name is an outward act that yields inner transformation.
Observers noted that federal officers in Portland caused more trouble than they solved. That may have been the point.
When it comes to racism, we’re failing it too.
It might help that our pews aren’t available to sit in and pray.
Its demise came from the same system that killed George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Facing the “intolerable trouble” of antiblack violence
Last week in Louisville, I went to church.
“There’s a fire that cannot be extinguished except by justice.”
It’s getting harder to believe in the vindication of history.
When we see a white police officer kneeling on a black body, squeezing the breath of life out of that body, we are witnessing an act of worship.
What would it take to stop seeing neighbors as intruders and threats?
Call their names. Tell their stories. Confess our role.
It got stolen, and I got scared.