Juneteenth Smoke and Mirrors

Don't you see that it's not what it seems? I don't want to take away from anybody's celebration, but they gave you nothing and convinced you it was something. Then you lined up behind Biden as he signed the bill making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday into law. We have a Congress that can't pass anything,…

Have you noticed?

Have you noticed how many alcoholics shoot up liquor stores, or how many gambling addicts walk into casinos guns-a-blazing, or how heroin addicts tend to take their guns to poppy fields? What about people with food addictions attacking farmers and candy factories, adrenaline junkies blowing up roller coasters, or religion addicts attacking churches? Neither have…

Religion that Ignores Science is Sinful.

It's really just that simple. If you are wondering how or why that can be, it is because ignoring truth or teaching things contrary to truth is lying, and lying is a sin. To compound the sin, persecuting people or groups of people is always sinful. Also sinful are prejudice and spreading rumors about others.…

How Many Balls…

...can we keep in the air at once? We are currently besieged with change on many different planes. On the one hand, we continue to battle a worldwide pandemic and everything that comes with it, including massive unemployment and economic shutdown. On another hand, we are in the midst of a long overdue assessment of…

Let the Cleansing Begin!

It is almost predictable. Watch the White people scramble to purge the record of racism and White Supremacy in America. Scrub the history books and convince yourselves that you have done something worthwhile. No more "Gone With the Wind," get it out of here so we can pretend that never happened. For the record, I…

A Tightrope We Must Walk

I believe we are living in a crucial, historic time. The opportunity is in front of us to, at long last, address racism in a substantial way. It will require deep listening, thoughtful dialogue, and a whole lot of deciding to let the little stuff go. One thing about language that makes it alive and…

Faith and Racism

There are only a few hard and fast rules in the life of faith. One of them is that you cannot be a person of faith and a racist. The two are mutually exclusive. You can be a person of faith who is working earnestly to eliminate the vestiges of racism in your life. The…

The Six Dimensions of Everything

We are trained to believe there are three dimensions. I don't believe that. I believe there are at least six dimensions to everything. By now you would have to be living in a cave without internet (the nicest caves have WiFi, by the way) to not have heard that the Minneapolis Police Department murdered George…