Why I Won’t Watch #RayRice

Janay Rice

Have you seen it? The Ray Rice video? The one where he knocks out his then-fiance, now-wife?

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ISIS vs the Way of Jesus

Isis Fighters

The way of Jesus is the hard way. Forgiveness, love, choosing to lay down our lives is the most difficult path in the face of real enemies. ISIS is real. But love is far more powerful.

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Step by Step, Block by Block: Letting Ferguson Change Us

Ferguson

We were part of a movement that is building step by step, block by block. The folks we met did not want vengeance and did not want officer Darren Wilson killed. They want an end to killing.

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The Dignity of Work: What I Learned from Jesus and Mr. Jefferson

Labor 540

I grew up believing the myth that poverty is out there, somewhere else in the world. I was taught that if you work hard enough, you can make it out of poverty in America.

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Labor Day Lessons: What I’ve Learned From Workers About Hope For Our Times

Mcdonalds

This summer, I marched with McDonald’s workers from three dozen cities to the company’s corporate headquarters outside of Chicago.

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Ferguson: Reading From a Script

Ferguson1

In the background is where the story is most dangerous. Inside of us, black and white, it lies unexamined and ready to pounce: like HIV, attacking our immune system and making us vulnerable to hatred and death.

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Pilgrimage to Ferguson

Bownmemorial

Something felt right about going to Ferguson. And something felt right about going with Derrick.

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