What is there left to say about the events of this week? The vicious death of George Floyd; the ensuing surge of protests across the country in denunciation of his death at the hands of Minneapolis police; the President’s reaction, unleashing the US military and calling on authorities to ‘dominate the streets,’ capped off by … Continue reading Ho Hum Racism
This week has seen ongoing horror in the continuing spread of the coronavirus. Devastating outbreaks in nursing homes, meat packing plants and prisons haunt the airways. New models show dramatically higher estimates in expected deaths, up to 135,000 lives in the US alone—twice what was predicted just two weeks ago. Tensions have risen as protesters … Continue reading Shaping the Future
Dear Mr. President: This letter is addressed to you from one of your foot soldiers in the fight to defeat the coronavirus. Forgive my arrogance, for I am not one of the heroes in this struggle. I’m just staying home, and even complaining about that. So, I am far from perfect. Still, you have called … Continue reading Lead by Example
It is Holy Week. For Christians, this is the most sacred time in the liturgical calendar, a time when we acknowledge the death and resurrection of God’s beloved child. It is also Passover, “a night like no other,” when Jews the world over have traditionally gathered in families to honor the past and proclaim a … Continue reading How Can We Celebrate?
This week’s post contains a new feature—an experiment if you will. I’ve long appreciated the perspectives of my West Coast colleague, Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs. Both of us have served on the national staff of the United Church of Christ and I’ve been privileged to work with Art for more than two decades. I asked … Continue reading In Dialogue with Art Cribbs