That Could’ve Been Me

           Last week, PBS aired Klansville U.S.A.,  a documentary about Bob Jones and the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolian in the 1960’s. It was one of the most interesting films I’ve seen in quite a while and I highly recommend it. The basics presented weren’t exactly news to me, as I grew […]

Broken? Part II

The whole broken people/original sin thing is kind of big deal to Christians, conservative and progressive alike. They tend to look at in different ways, though.  For those of a more conservative bent, original sin and the brokenness of humanity is a given. It’s one of those absolute truths some folks like to talk about: it […]

Poor Paula

By now, the whole world knows that Paula Deen is a racist. They know she used an ugly word and said some despicable things and holds some disgusting attitudes about African-Americans. She has lost her television show on the Food Network and has been roundly castigated in the media for what she said. If there’s […]

April Fourth…

[youtube LHcP4MWABGY] Considering that today is the 44th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., I thought starting this entry by sharing U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)”. Bono, lead singer of U2 and composer of the song, has said the song is about the two sides of the civil rights movement, […]

King’s Four Catastrophes

In 1986, a collection of speeches and essays by Dr. Martin Luther King, titled A Testament of Hope, was published.  It is the only major one-volume collection of King’s published works.  I haven’t read it yet, mostly because I only found it while researching this post.  What led me to it was a statement in a […]