Ally Henny writes with clarity, purpose, and the anointing of a modern-day prophet. She pushes back against the cacophony of voices in the dominate culture that normalizes and caters to white expectations, white institutions, and all the systemic racisms they perpetuate and boldly declares, “I won’t shut up!” I was honored to read a prerelease … Continue reading Plugging in the loud speakers. My review of “I won’t shut up!” by Ally Henny
An olive skinned beauty born in April of 1935
An olive-skinned beauty Born in April of 1935Your hair was as dark as nightYour eyes bright as the sky Born to a railroad man and his humble wifeHelen Elsie MayYou brought them joy and much delightYou were fearfully and wonderfully madeYou grew, matured, and a beautiful woman becameLike a sultry summer serenade In the 1940s … Continue reading An olive skinned beauty born in April of 1935
A lonely traveler finds fire…
In the frozen world, where ice and snow prevailed, A traveler wandered alone, his spirit worn and frail. No fire to warm his bones, no shelter to keep him safe, He journeyed through a land of war, where factions fought for power and for place He witnessed battles beyond imagination, With blades and axes shattering … Continue reading A lonely traveler finds fire…
A Study Guide for “Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark?”
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” -Psalm 19:1 In 2021 I was honored to read and review the book Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark? The Bible and Modern Science and the Trouble of Making It All Fit. I recall the joy with which I read every word … Continue reading A Study Guide for “Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark?”
Gerrymandering racism in Tennessee
Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries to benefit a particular political party or group. While it may seem like a purely political issue, the reality is that gerrymandering can have a significant impacts on furthering systemic racism in the United States. And in State Houses across the United States, like what we … Continue reading Gerrymandering racism in Tennessee
Holy Week applications in pursuing a better world
Holy Week is the most important week in the Christian calendar as it marks the events that led to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This week starts with Palm Sunday, where Jesus made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and ends with Easter Sunday, where he rose from the dead. The events that occurred … Continue reading Holy Week applications in pursuing a better world
Effective management of Criticism
Criticism can be difficult to handle, but it is an essential part of personal and professional growth. Learning to receive and learn from criticism can be an invaluable skill that can help us improve our performance, develop our skills, and build stronger relationships with those around us. One of the most significant benefits of receiving … Continue reading Effective management of Criticism
This side of perspective. Reuniting with Brother Yadon
Socrates famously wrote, "Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." This quote speaks to the idea that education is not just about imparting knowledge, but about inspiring students to think critically and creatively. Teachers who encourage their students to ask questions and explore their own interests help to ignite … Continue reading This side of perspective. Reuniting with Brother Yadon
Practical devotion in post-Christian America?
An endorsement of Matt Schur's Imperfectly Perfect “What sort of flag would Jesus fly and why does the one in the sanctuary have stars and stripes?” This is among many profound questions asked by Matt Schur in his latest offering Imperfectly Perfect. This question resonates with me, because much of my time as a writer … Continue reading Practical devotion in post-Christian America?
Just one tear. Reflecting on “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
“The vast generosity of women is a mysterious tunnel, and nobody knows where it leads. The writing on the walls spells out trick questions, and as a man, you must know that you cannot reason your way out.” I read these words this morning among the closing pages of an emotionally charged and delightful read … Continue reading Just one tear. Reflecting on “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
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