Category Bridges

See Yourself in Others

  “See Yourself in Others” – Tribeca Film Festival – Directed by Jared Knecht

EDITORIAL: What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:
by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chief Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism.  I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may…

Sitting on the Sidelines

  Last week, a United States Representative of Congress tweeted, and then doubled down on Sunday in several interviews about the supremacy of the white race, and that white folks need to have more babies in order to surpass the growing population of the non-white citizenry. This same congressman last July also said that white […]

As We Rise

Stand on the bridge and rise above the vitriol and hate. Consider God’s creation our allies. Abandon condemnation; humanize. Be Jesus’ light; His love’s innate; see through our Father’s eyes   New mercy blessed surprise; let His compassion captivate. Each fresh dawning filled with grace and defies what might have been an urge to legalize. […]

A Gentle Breeze

The older I get, the more I find myself relying on the peace and wisdom I have been given through the Holy Spirit. Do we “work” at resting or put “effort” into letting go? Or can we fall into the River of God and allow it to buoy us through the rapids and eddys of […]

Transactional or Unconditional Love

Some of you who read my blog may know my political leanings. I did not vote for President Trump. But he is my President. And as a follower of Jesus, I am bidden to pray for him, and I do privately. Yet, as a follower of Jesus I realize I must pray for him publicly, […]

Praying

While praying for the President I also pray for those in need, whose hopes have long ago been spent on unkept promises decreed. Christ said care for the least of these; yes, even if they’re enemies.   For orphans, foreigners who mourn, my God I pray our country aims to care for those to whom […]

A Prayer for the Refugee

Originally posted on Walter Bright:
For the lonely and forgotten, for the weary and distressed, For the refugee and orphan, and for all who are oppressed, For the stranger who is pleading while insulted and despised, Will You rise? Will You rise? Rise up! Rise up! The earth will fear the Lord when You avenge…

Into the Spirit’s Hands

“Into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) Peter, Stephen, Barnabas and Paul (Acts 4:8, 6:5, 11:22-24, 13:9) were all filled with the Holy Spirit, as were many of Jesus’ followers (Acts 2:1-4). These four in particular committed their spirit into the hands of the Father, submitted wholly into the power of the Spirit’s […]

Comparing Leaders

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) In four days, President Obama will leave office. Whether this creates joy or sadness in you, he will be remembered as our first Black President and as a two-term President of unquestionable integrity, honesty and […]