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December 06, 2013
Heeding Our Prophets: 21st Century Freedom Ride
As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela, one of the great prophets of justice in the...
December 05, 2013
Literature as a Container for Empathy: Continued Conversation with Fred Bahnson
Yesterday, I began a conversation with Fred Bahnson, one of my favorite authors, about what...
December 04, 2013
Why We Write: A Conversation With Fred Bahnson
Last year, when I agreed to teach a workshop on writing and social change, folks...
December 02, 2013
Waiting for the Jesus Who Is Not Ours
This Advent, I've joined my friends at the Baby Jesus Blog to reflect on what...
November 29, 2013
Dorothy Day: A Light Shining Brighter Than Our Black Friday
33 years ago today, Dorothy Day died at the Catholic Worker in New York City...
November 25, 2013
Hungry for a Family
As we sit around our tables for Thanksgiving, most of us are thankful for our...
November 14, 2013
Unless the Lord Builds the House
Four years ago, when I was getting up early in the morning to write a...
November 12, 2013
The Light That Can Shine
This weekend, to celebrate the release of my new book, Strangers at My Door, several...
October 31, 2013
The Good News in Durham
Between news of gun violence, a civil rights lawsuit against our public schools, and reports...
October 29, 2013
Remembering A Baptist Saint
A son of the American South, Clarence Jordan was troubled by his people’s comfortable embrace...
October 11, 2013
Time for Another Charrette in Durham
Beginning the first weekend of December this year, Man Bites Dog Theatre will honor Durham's...
October 09, 2013
The Jesus Doctrine
After 9-11, the concept of preemptive war to prevent mass terror became known as "the...
October 03, 2013
The Only God I Believe In
On Friday, September 27th, my grandfather, Alvin Wade Hartgrove, died. His funeral on Monday was...
September 17, 2013
Prayer and Action: Finding Our Center of Gravity
A year ago today, my friends Chris and Phileena Heuertz started Gravity: A Center for...
September 16, 2013
Standing With Those Who Cry for Justice
Christians who care about justice often talk about our responsibility to stand up as a...
August 28, 2013
Where the Dream Comes From
When bells ring across America at 3pm today celebrating Martin Luther King's call 50 years...
August 22, 2013
Remebering Dr. King: Turning Dreams into Deeds Then and Now
The public school that my son JaiMichael attends doesn’t hold classes on the third Monday...
August 16, 2013
Freedom Ride 2013: Join Us!
As America prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr....
August 15, 2013
Getting Clear On Who I Work For
Back in the winter, I got a call one morning from a friend who works...
August 06, 2013
The Trust We Lack on National Night Out
Across the country communities will gather for block parties tonight, leaving porch lights on and...
August 05, 2013
Lessons from My Fast With Dream 9
I'm grateful to those of you who prayed with me for the release of the...
July 27, 2013
Public Witness to Support Revision of Anti-Panhandling Law
At 2pm tomorrow, Sunday, July 28, concerned citizens of Durham will conduct a silent march...
July 26, 2013
UPDATE: Dream 9 Free At Last!
UPDATE: We've just learned that the Dream 9 have been released. Here's news story from...
July 22, 2013
Today’s Freedom Riders
In 1961, when John Lewis was a student at American Baptist College, he wrote to...
July 19, 2013
Celebrating Our Sisters in the Struggle
On July 19, 1848, the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New...
July 12, 2013
Why Justice is Face-to-Face
As the concerns of Moral Mondays draw national attention, including a New York Times editorial...
July 11, 2013
Saint Benedict Today
Today is the feast day for Saint Benedict, the father of Western monasticism. 1500 years...
July 08, 2013
Forward Together After Moral Mondays: Where Do We Go From Here?
For the tenth consecutive Monday in North Carolina, thousands of people got off work and...
July 08, 2013
Crying Out for What Our Courts Can’t Give
As I crossed the country on Friday, passing through three US airports, Sybrina Fulton, the...
June 25, 2013
Moral Monday in Mayberry
All of the events recorded below are true. Some of them actually happened. I got...
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