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 theContinue reading “Longer Still (Post Election Reflections of a Black Man amongst the Evangelicals)”

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”