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Our Borders Can’t Shutdown Communion

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  The terrain looked fuzzy. Heat has a way of altering our perceptions. The wall was enormous. The square poles made of scrap steel filled with concrete were placed one after the other for miles and miles. The dust grew thicker. People on the other side waved. The ropes used by migrants to scale the […]

My Struggle with Stonewall

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  There are few names of places whose mere utterance evokes description of social movement.  Stonewall is one such name.  On the 28th of June 1969, police raided the gay bar at the Stonewall Inn and bar patrons fought back.  Many historians and social observers argue that this was the singular moment that launched the […]

The Danger of Dr. Maya Angelou

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I turned the corner after hearing her speak and there she was.  I shouted out, “Dr. Angelou…It’s me…Jeff.”  Dr. Maya Angelou didn’t know who I was and I have no idea why I thought it would be a good idea to call out to her like we were old friends.  Regardless of my buffoonery, Dr. […]

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