• Posts Tagged ‘race’

    lenten journal: terror

    by  • March 10, 2015 • america, justice, lenten journal • 1 Comment

    Coming and going from work today I heard stories about the SAE chapter—or, I should say, former SAE chapter—at OU being disbanded because of a video that surfaced showing the members chanting a song that used the n-word and talked about lynching. I have chosen not to watch the video and take the word...

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    lenten journal: hey, white people

    by  • March 28, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    yeah, I’m talking to meyou, too – and anyonewho never had to worryabout being followed stopped or accusedbecause of our skinwho never thoughttwice about a hoodiemaking us a threatlisten right nowwe need to listendon’t speak of what the boy might have done wrongdon’t explainmake excuses oroffer solutionsjust listenfor a long timewe have muchyet to...

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    words from martin

    by  • January 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This morning I went to Watts Street Baptist Church to hear Tim Tyson preach on “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Black Power and the Religion of Jesus.” He rocked and I will have more to say about what I learned in another post (or two). But tonight I want to share the MLK quotes...

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    I don’t know what to say

    by  • September 13, 2009 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    to a member of Congresswho yells, “You lie” at ourPresident, like a drunk fanyelling at a referee, or a pastor who spews hatefrom his pulpit, wishingour President would diea natural death because, “We don’t need anotherholiday.” The commentsare connected acrossour continent by one thing, one thread, oneugly truth that is hardto call out by...

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    an exercise in faith and futility

    by  • October 10, 2008 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    To get up at five-thirty on a Thursday morning in the middle of a week where, thanks to presidential debates and baseball playoff games, I’ve not gotten enough sleep anyway seemed like a ridiculous idea. To spend a couple of hours walking from Chavis Park to the State Capitol in Raleigh when I had...

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    can we talk?

    by  • May 19, 2008 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    “Baptists don’t baptize infants,” I heard some say not long ago, “they ordain them.” In the spring of 1977, in the summer after my junior year in college, I was called as pastor of Pecan Grove Baptist Church near Gatesville, Texas, which meant I needed to be ordained. In early June, an ordination council...

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