Why did the president cross the road?

It seems meet and right to add my voice to the chorus of Episcopal clergy reflecting on the events of this week. While this week has been a whirlwind of emotions and images, I want to center my reflection on two particular images: one the whole world has seen and one that is perhaps notContinue reading “Why did the president cross the road?”

“And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly”

Part of being “notoriously Episcopalian” is a nerdy appreciation for the Book of Common Prayer. I have grown up with the current prayerbook, and really love the breadth of prayers it contains. I particularly love when a prayer seems to show up that I have either forgotten about or overlooked. In this season of pandemic,Continue reading ““And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly””

Stir in us a passion to hold the stories of those who have come before . . .

“If our country is ever to be healed, we have got to start telling the truth, and for white folks especially, we have got to let go of the myths that comfort us into complacency…. And we must make sure that the stories (big and small) we tell are more truth, even if painful, than fiction.”

“Do you want to be made well?” — Moms Demand Action Recess Rally

On August 17, 2019, I was given the opportunity to represent the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign at a Mom’s Demand Action rally at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama. I took my text from John 5:1-9, where Jesus asks the sick man by the pool “Do you want to be made well?” https://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3267821/Recess_Rally_8_17_19.mp3