Longer Still (Post Election Reflections of a Black Man amongst the Evangelicals)

  The Scriptures that contain the stories of Israel, the Messiah Jesus, and the early church have long shaped how I viewed the world. It was the bible that affirmed black personhood in the face of an Alabama that did so much to stamp it out. It was Jesus who taught me to love the … Continue reading Longer Still (Post Election Reflections of a Black Man amongst the Evangelicals)

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

Thoughts on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part II: Towards a larger story

I used to think us unique. We had slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movement – a spirituality formed in the crucible of suffering. A certain arrogance or belief in superiority can come from a history of exploitation. We could read the bible from the right perspective because the bible was made for people like … Continue reading Thoughts on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part II: Towards a larger story

Galatians 1:11-24: The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

O GOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus … Continue reading Galatians 1:11-24: The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul