The Most Uncomfortable Part about Writing a Book

I decided to write my forthcoming book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, because I could not conscience going to another church or Christian organization to speak about racial justice only to see nothing change afterwards. A Historical Approach My work involves preaching and teaching about the how racism … Continue reading The Most Uncomfortable Part about Writing a Book

The Museum of the New South Helps Us Understand Racism in the South after the Civil War

During a visit to Charlotte, North Carolina I visited the Levine Museum of the New South and I couldn’t wait to share some of the information I gained there. The term “New South” refers to the post-Civil War and post-slavery South that was trying to move beyond its white supremacist roots toward a future with economic … Continue reading The Museum of the New South Helps Us Understand Racism in the South after the Civil War

A Few Thoughts on Standardized Testing During Testing Season

From February through May you'll find a common emphasis across the nation's public schools. For weeks or months at a time schools prepare their students in what has become a hallmark of modern education--the standardized test. I have the privilege of serving some of our country's finest burgeoning minds as the interim principal of Midtown … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Standardized Testing During Testing Season

On the Loss of a Child in the Womb

The English language has over 500,000 words, and no combination of them can express the despair at the loss of a child in the womb. Hope is laid waste in a single ultrasound or unexpected flow of blood. Dreams of a growing family turn into nightmares of doubt and sadness. Two of my very close … Continue reading On the Loss of a Child in the Womb