An open letter to President Trump

Signatories: 1. Robert Tennant, Hillside Church2. Brandon Moore3. Robert Gauthier, Campolo Center at Eastern University4. David Stancil5. Kent Pipes, The Salt and Light Company, Inc.6. Harriet Baldwin, First Baptist Church, South Bend, IN7. Henry Creel8. Kenneth...

Words for the journey — January 2020

The myth and dream of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement Every year for the past five years, I’ve written a reflection for MLK Day. Each year it is a time not just for reflection on the church and our society but also for my growth. What have I learned? What are the...

Words for the journey — December 2019

Just a few days ago, a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in a Border Patrol facility. He was the sixth migrant minor to die while in U.S. custody after being apprehended at the border without a guardian.  Just a few weeks ago, we began the season of Advent. It is the...

Words for the journey — October 2019

By Hannah McMahan King There once was a little bird that lived in a big forest. The little bird made its home high in the branches of a tall tree at the edge of that forest.  One day the forest caught fire. Panicked, the little bird flew to the sea to get water to put...

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...

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