The God of Imagination and Oliver Twist

Black males continue to score among the lowest in reading proficiency exams. Does this limit their imagination? Their ability to empathize? Their view of God?

  A dozen years ago, I was traveling through a familiar town in the south when I saw a boy not yet ten trying to dart across a busy four-lane. It was mid-morning on a school day. I had no idea why he wasn’t in school but I was worried he was going to get [Read More...]

The Reflective Light of Imagination

Sala delle ragazze in bikini

So I was at this dinner party the other day and had the chance to visit with an elementary teacher. I happened to know that he was also an artist. I’d seen a mosaic he’d done from buttons. This wasn’t your typical Vacation Bible School project formed from pinto beans and pasta noodles. It was [Read More...]


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