A sermon on Luke 16:19-31: the parable of the rich man and Lazarus
The parable describes a way of life which starkly separates the rich man from the poor, the privileged from the dispossessed. 948 more words
When Barack Obama ran his presidential campaign on the premise of Hope and Change, anticipation ran high for what his election might bring. Perhaps people of color reasoned that a black president would transform the nation, eliminating racism or at least quelling the ardent discrimination that still exists. 936 more words
There was a time, oh, 10 years ago, when I thought there could be some understanding between the left and the right. But that gap has gotten so large now in some individuals, the hatred expressed by the far right so different than the fight for equality on the left, that it seems to me that all we can do is cut the ties… that we’re not going to convince anyone who’s determined to believe that white, cis, straight, male privilege is at stake and that they have a personal stake in maintaining that, either because it’s THEIR privilege, or because they believe some god gave that privilege as a mandate. 435 more words
For me, Tuesdays have become Patria-Kaye’s Day.
I never miss one of her excellent columns. Her writings exemplify what I’ve been trying to teach Booklist Boyne (unsuccessfully) for years 750 more words
A striking image from this weekend offers some symbolic hope for Americans troubled by the country’s stark division along ethnic, political, economic, and gender lines. 136 more words