The events last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, fueled by racial bigotry were wrong. Sickening. Shameful. And sinful.
A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, who was “a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised” was killed when a car was driven into a group of counter protestors. At least 19 others were injured. Continue reading
“That our world is still steeped in racism is clear. Just as clear is that our world doesn’t know how to deal with it,” wrote former college Professor, preacher and fellow blogger, Doy Moyer.
In a facebook post, Moyer correctly observed. “Pundits complain about the problem, politicians lament it, and we all scratch our heads, dumbfounded that we can’t seem to figure this out. Yet the best answer from culture just seems to be, “We just need to be better people and make more laws.” Granted, we need to be better people, and laws are made for the unrighteous. But what’s missing is the understanding of the root of the problem.” Continue reading
Last night Norma Jean and I watched the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. We live on the other side of the state, 237 miles away, but it seemed like it was happening in our back yard.
Following three months of hearing witnesses and evaluating evidence, Prosecutor Bob McCullough announced the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Continue reading
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