Oversimplifying the problem is killing us

"Oversimplifying the problem is killing us"

We are fond of the dialectic method of arguing. In this, there is always “us and them” and things are always “black and white”. We assign sides and it is simple and clean. Life is never so simple and clean. Those raising concerns about systemic violence in the criminal justice system, particularly toward young, unarmed, black […]


Kalief Browder, Held at Rikers Island for 3 Years Without Trial, Commits Suicide The fact that Kalief Browder was innocent is a tragedy. The fact that his mother found his lifeless body is a tragedy. The fact that he was abused in prison by guards and prisoners alike is a tragedy. The fact that he […]

Hard Truth For Today’s Problem

Hard Truth

Belief Believing “they have always done it” does not make it right. Thinking “they must’ve deserved it” does not mean they did. Fearing for your life does not justify your taking theirs. Holding a weapon doesn’t make you safe. Choosing the easier route for yourself may make it harder for someone else. Supporting only people […]

We Labor Together

workers walking

Fairness in the Kingdom is not about your wealth, but our health a Homily for Proper 20 A  |  Text: Matthew 20:1-16 GOD’s way doesn’t seem fair It seems fitting that we would spend my last few weeks here dealing with what holy community looks like to Jesus. It is almost as if He’s trying to tell us something. I […]