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Words for the Journey — September 2019

Wow — it’s been a busy summer! I’ve had a great time connecting with many of you at denominational events, chatting about our summer JUSTReading Club offering, I’m Still Here, publishing the discussion guide for our new book, Reconstructing the Gospel, leading a retreat for my seminary students, and yes, getting a little rest and relaxation in the mountains.

The violence of white supremacy

White supremacy is inherently violent. Sometimes that violence comes in words that deny the common humanity we share with all God’s children, and sometimes that violence comes from the point of a gun.President Trump has used his words for violence as he denigrates the...

Words for the Journey – July 2019

no one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a sharkyou only run for the borderwhen you see the whole city running as well…you have to understand,that no one puts their children in a boatunless the water is safer than the land “Home” by Warsan Shire In Exodus 2 we...

Words for the journey — June 2019

Greetings, Friends!It’s June! The traditional season of celebrating dads and grads, brides and grooms — and of me randomly offering renditions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “June is Busting Out All Over!” But I digress. 😊June is also the month that we commemorate...

A word from our Co-Executive Director

I grew up in a home in Compton, Calif., where my grandmother lived with us. Mama and Daddy were pioneering vanguards in their families’ treks during the Great Migration of African Americans who journeyed from the southern United States to the north and west during the...

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