The Man Who Cut Dr. King’s Grass

The Man Who Cut Dr. King’s Grass

A couple of years ago, the movie “Selma” introduced America to a few heroes of the civil rights movement whose names aren’t well-known. And we also saw the hundreds of people walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama whose names we...
Shreveport

Shreveport

Would They Love Him Down in Shreveport Today? If they saw him riding in, long hair flying in the wind Would they love him down in Shreveport today? If they heard he was a Jew, and a Palestinian too Would they love him down in Nashville today? If they saw him talk with...
Breaking The Stupid Rule

Breaking The Stupid Rule

There once was a nursing home in a small town. You know how small towns are. Everybody knows everybody, everybody knows who’s in charge, so nothing ever changes, for so long that people stop trying. You know how nursing homes are for nursing-home workers. Low pay,...
Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross

What do you think of when hear “bearing the cross”? You may think of wearing, not bearing, a cross. Like little gold crosses: pretty, inoffensive jewelry. You may think of bigger gold crosses on necklaces, proudly, defiantly worn against Christian persecution in...
John Lewis and Good Trouble

John Lewis and Good Trouble

John Robert Lewis (1940-2020) just passed away. So many words have been written about him that one more post won’t add much. So just one small thought from his memoir, Walking With the Wind. Congressman John Lewis was a kid in college in Nashville when the sit-ins at...
Jesus Was (And Is) Black

Jesus Was (And Is) Black

Black Lives Matter. I’m white, and I’m talking mostly to white people. We white people have the most work to do. In The Way of Mission, we follow Jesus’ admonition to take up our crosses and follow. It’s a way of sacrifice. Lose your life to save it. Let me tell you a...

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