Category IMHO

Our Cross to Bear

“Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear rather than too much. Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world […]

Equal Justice for All?

Walter Scott received five deadly shots in the back from Officer Michael Slager as Scott ran away from him after a traffic stop. After Mr. Scott lay dead, face down, Officer Slager tossed his taser at Mr. Scott’s side, bent down and handcuffed him. Unaware he was being filmed, Officer Slager said he shot Mr. […]

Holy War

The Independent Sovereignties of America

Reality and Hope Are we still the United States of America? Have we ever been?   Sovereignty:  1) the quality or state of being sovereign, or of having supreme power or authority.    2) supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community. 3) a sovereign or independent […]

Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge

Dear Lilka, In your letter to me last week you asked four questions, the first of which was, “How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race?” While I don’t have THE answers, I will attempt to respond to this question and the remaining three in a way […]

The Politics of Racism

One hundred fifty years ago, just after the end of the Civil war, the Republican Party was the party of equal justice for African Americans. The Democrat Party was the party of holding onto slavery and discrimination. Take a look: *December 6, 1865: Republican Party’s 13th Amendment, banning slavery, is ratified 1865: The KKK launches […]

The Winning Animal

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Labels

What is the cost of revealing who I am? Will you now view me as a label? Will all you knew about me before dissolve in the revelation of the label I revealed on Monday? Have you put me in a box I wasn’t in before? How often do we glue labels onto people and […]

Like Moths to Light

We Christians talk about seeking light, as moths seek light in the darkness. The truth is, we talk more about darkness; we seek it and cling to it while offering rationalizations for doing so. Just look at this election. We desire Christ’s name, but not His words, not His commands. In our modern era we […]

Tired of it All

As a woman who, in the 1970s and 1980s, was groped during interviews for promotion in business (which I turned down), I have found Trump’s latest predatory comments reprehensible at a deep and visceral level. As a woman who has experience that, I can say with conviction, you never forget. It is an ugly, disturbing […]