A White Pastor’s Miracle in Trayvon Martin’s Church

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A thousand things ran through my mind when the news broke Saturday night about George Zimmerman’s acquittal. I was in a bar, meeting a few ministry friends for a drink when the banner ran across the TV screens in bold, red letters. The moment was particularly profound, since I’m not only in Florida, very near [Read More...]

Activism, Slacktivism or Distractivism?

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I struggle to know how much is enough. I hear about Joseph Kony and the many children he’s exploited as child soldiers. I get angry, discouraged. I write about it, talk to friends about it. And then my life keeps moving and I don’t think about it again for days or weeks. Trayvon Martin, an [Read More...]

Dead Presidents, Negroes With Guns and the NRA

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I’m not a gun guy. I got turned off by guns the one time my dad took be to a gun range and let me try out his Ruger. It was deceptively light, made of some kind of polymer. It felt more like a toy than a weapon with any real power. Then I pulled [Read More...]

Guns Don’t Kill People; Hoodies Kill People

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It’s not that often that anyone accuses Geraldo Rivera of being a reporter. More often than not, he’s good for audacious soundbytes and a campy mug at the camera while sporting his trademark “look at me” mustache. He’s more circus performer than analyst, but in as much, he’s a sign (or symptom) of the state [Read More...]


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