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...]

Revenge & Redemption

I spoke with my friend Lillian tonight. Lillian’s only daughter, Marjorie, was killed in the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. I’ve invited Lillian, a journalist herself, to write something to share with us here. Anything she wants. If she does, I’ll be sharing that in the days ahead. I didn’t know Lillian before the 9-11 [Read More...]

When we speak out of turn

This just makes me sad. I’m bone tired of the snarky and the snide — aren’t you? The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,and his tongue speaks justice. Psalms 37:30. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,but the mouths of fools feed on folly. Prov. 15:14 [Read more...]


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