Thanksgiving Defiance.


Thanksgiving.Seems like a goodthing right? Seems kinda holy. Seems kinda churchy.Except, it’s not a Christian holiday. It’s not part of the liturgical calendar, and they don’t really train us preachers in how to deal with it. Like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, it’s just one of those secular, civil holidays that many American church-goers “assume” is blessed and sanctioned by the Church.Now it’s not like Thanksgiving is foreign to Christianity. We tend to think it’s good to give … [Read more...]

Great man, Great Speech, …and now – Spirituality Lite?


[This blog was originally written on April 3, 2011, the anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's last speech - given the night before he was assassinated. Moving beyond confronting racism, King had expanded his work to speak out against the war in Vietnam and to address issues of economic injustice. In a crowded church in Memphis, TN, he spoke about his intention to march in solidarity with that city's sanitation workers (black & white) who were on strike to protest low pay and poor … [Read more...]