Once you’ve been down into the South, nonviolence isn’t as neat and simple as it seemed when you learned about it in a US history class.
When we pay attention, there’s a fire at the heart of our shared life in America. The question Baltimore is forcing us to consider is whether we will be consumed by these flames or saved from them?
"Yet they were not ashamed." Was I the they? Who were God's people?
As people of faith we need to press forward and encourage police to work with us and, together, build strong communities -- one neighborhood at a time. That’s what police in a democracy do and that’s what we must expect and encourage from our city’s leaders.