Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.

My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry.  So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home.  So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze.  So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest.  I’m not an angry person by nature.  But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.

26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

Required reading.  There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

Where is My Church When it Hurts?: On White Silence, Silence in General, Using Eschatology as an Excuse for Apathy and Inactivity and…Hope

Another day. Another dollar. Another Black man shot. Another gay person shot. Another police officer shot. Nothing new under the sun. Life goes on right?

No. Life can’t just “go on.” We need to address this.

As Adventists, we are really good about talking about end time events and preaching present truth.

But I find that when it comes to present day events and present day realities, we are silent, we are complicit, we are ignorant, we are apathetic, we are ambivalent.

Where is my church when it hurts? Continue reading Where is My Church When it Hurts?: On White Silence, Silence in General, Using Eschatology as an Excuse for Apathy and Inactivity and…Hope