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...]

A Church to Call Home

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We went to a new church. It’s hard to search for a new church home when you are on the road as much as I am. I won’t be able to get back to church for four weeks due to travel. We’ve tried a few others lately but it’s hard to find a church. I [Read More...]

The Third Baptism

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(Editor’s Note): I leave out Friday for events in Washington state and then on to the East Coast swing of the book tour. Please mark your calendars for April 25, Wednesday, the date and time, I’ll be on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show to talk about A Silence of Mockingbirds. Meanwhile, we’ve got some friends contributing [Read More...]


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