The Gospel, Black Spaceships, and Kanye West

    I’ve been working this grave shift and I ain’t made it, I wish I could I buy me a spaceship and fly past the sky – Kanye West (slightly edited) Spaceships don’t come equipped with rearview mirrors; they dip as quick as they can – Andre3000 And the word became flesh and livedContinue reading “The Gospel, Black Spaceships, and Kanye West”

Black Movers, White Neighborhoods

    Yesterday, four movers arrived at our new home to deliver items I had not seen since we placed them in storage some three years ago. Two of these delivery men were African American brothers. When one of them walked in he said, “I remember this house! I moved the people out of hereContinue reading “Black Movers, White Neighborhoods”

Give me your feet and I will give you mine: Footwashing amongst the Baptists and Episcopalians

    I can say with confidence that I have washed more feet than any Episcopal priest that I know. This is not because my previous parishes enthusiastically embraced Maundy Thursday. No, I make this claim this because I was raised as a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. In that tradition, once per monthContinue reading “Give me your feet and I will give you mine: Footwashing amongst the Baptists and Episcopalians”