Wednesday Prayer

Giver of life Creator of us all Lover of our souls God who dwells in our flesh, our very beings Help us today, and guide us as we seek justice for LaQuan McDonald and remember 16 shots and a cover-up as we believe Dr. Ford and all those that have suffered sexual violence and sexual… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Robbed of Full Humanity

Note: many of the articles linked to this article contain profanity, slurs, and triggers. In 1915, my grandfather was driven from his homeland and sentenced to die at the age of six.  His crime was being born an Armenian in Turkey. American Ambassador Henry Morganthau, Sr. asked Talaat Pasha, lead architect of the Armenian Genocide,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: McKinney. Lord, hear our prayer

Scene: McKinney, Texas A white police officer yelling at black and brown teens, telling them to sit down, to leave, to get down, to disperse. Officer chases young black men. Officer forces black teenage girl to the ground, by her hair and neck, and then holds her there with his knee in her back. Teen… Read More

The Pastoral is Political – A Gospel of Policing: Serve with Integrity

Luke 3:14 Soldiers Police officers asked John the Baptizer, God’s servant, “And we, what should we do (since we have been moved by the Gospel to be baptized)?” S/he said to them, “Serve with integrity.”* *Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages. When I was an army chaplain… Read More