Happy Mother’s Day, Dad!

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By Dwight Wolter “Does it bother you” I ask my son, “that I won’t be able to come to your college to celebrate Mother’s Day with you?” “No, Dad. I have to study for two finals so it’s just as well.” It isn’t until I hang up the phone that I realize how strange our two sentence [Read More...]

What’s Going On: Resistance, Uprisings, and the Gospel According to Jesus and Marvin Gaye

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A beloved black sister shared that she could not get behind the protest slogan “Never Again” while law enforcement agents are continuing to kill unarmed black men and women. In her lament, I heard an echo of the brilliant and, dare I say it, prophetic song “What’s Going On” by the late Marvin Gaye. The [Read More...]

“As-salamu alaykum, What’s up, Bro?” — The Many Graces of Allah

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I have been in many mosques, including four of the most “amazing mosques from around the world.” Then there’s the retired imperial mosque of Hagia Sophiain Istanbul – which made a decent Christian basilica, or so I’m told – wherein I once ‘stowed away’ after hours and spent part of an evening by myself marveling under its magnificent Byzantine [Read More...]


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