Choosing To Be Oblivious

“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” – Toni Morrison This quote is the ringer for us to answer the call and listen to what people of color have been saying about racism.  This is our clue that we can’t deny.  When I say “we” I’m talking to my fellow white…

Tearing Down Walls Of The Empire

I write this to my Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim brothers and sisters. I write to my Pantheist, Atheist, Deist, Theist and Agnostic family. I write to my people who grew up without a faith tradition and find themselves somewhere along the spiritual journey. I write to my people who are not sure how they would identify….

Who’s The Landlord?

One of my favorite authors, speakers, philosophers is Peter Rollins.  Pete is a man from across the pond.  He voice is riddled with Irish dialect, so much at times that you miss every fifth word.  Pete also happens to be one of those people that causes me to doubt, search, read and study more than…

afraid of a scandal

i love the church but i hate how safe it is. we read accounts of Christ spending significant time with the people within the community that weren’t the shinning stars of integrity.  He rather walked among the thugs and lowlifes of his day as well as the wealthy,  the polished and religious upright.  unlike the selfless…

segregation alive and well

i wonder if all of my friends are friends because we have things in common? over the last several months i’ve been involved with a sunday evening college/20 something’s group.  i’ve been traveling a lot as of late for photography so i haven’t been there as much as i would like, but i’ve committed myself…

the marginalized bride

because of her choices – she has nothing she has an apartment she has clothes she has some money but because of where she has been pushed she has nothing that truly holds value. life is full of despair life has turned into a small piece of hell with each hour, hell is only becoming…