Category Archives: slavery

Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!” So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up … Continue reading

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Why America needs to say, “Black Lives Matter”

Why America Needs To Say “Black Lives Matter” In its early years America said That black lives don’t matter By subjecting millions of black lives to: Human trafficking and abuse; Lifelong bondage and work without pay; Cruel separation from their … Continue reading

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A White Guy’s Thoughts After The Charleston Church Shooting

I’m a white guy who was a black preacher for about 3 years. (I was a pastor in the African-American denomination–the Church of God in Christ, but I never went as far as Rachel Dolezal and literally claimed to be black.) … Continue reading

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Peace Is Possible Between Israel & The Palestinians

Is peace possible between the Palestinians and Israel?  Yes, but there needs to be a radical change in methodology.  Here’s how — begin systematically applying loving, non-cooperative, non-violence modeled after Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Independence Movement and Martin Luther … Continue reading

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What makes a country free?

When we celebrate freedom (on the 4th of July or other times) it is a good thing to ask:  What makes a country free?  Are we free? Should a country be considered “free” when it’s people, culture, and communities are … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Blog Posts For Black History Month

Would you like to know more about Black History.  Here are my Top Ten Blog Posts about African-American history: 10)  Negro Spirituals — A Message We Desperately Need 9) America’s Forgotten Freedom Fighters 8) Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity 7) … Continue reading

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Wanted: Freedom Fighters

Wanted: Freedom Fighters A culture caught up in cravings, compulsions, and whims needs individuals who will fight to free themselves from the domination of their desires; defeat their self-destructive tendencies and tormenting thoughts; and live a life of inner liberty … Continue reading

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