Happy New Year! : White Folks Are Here to Save Us


  “All the white folks on my team!” The game was kickball. Before we could begin, we had to pick the teams. Will demanded that we divide by race. Even at the age of six, I knew this was wrong. Though Will was much bigger and stronger than me, I knew I had to tell […]

The Death in Ferguson


“Love is going to fuck you up.”  The ominous words rang out from a woman standing on the street corner.  Pointing at me, the woman declared, “You are going to have to die before you can love anybody here.”  I knew she was right.  The Prophetess of Ferguson reminded me of all the times I […]

Prayer for Racial Reconciliation and Justice at Cathedral of Hope


We are a church…we are a congregation forged out of oppression and marginalization.  This is a church that is no stranger to violence.  Many of you have experienced violence in your own lives…and against your own persons.  The death of Michael Brown and the events that have followed in Ferguson, Missouri have reminded us that […]