Tag Archives: white privilege

Random Thoughts

GOD IN THE WILDERNESS I have been soaking in this quote by Henri Nouwen: “God is not just our good inclinations, our fervor, our generosity, or our love.  All such experiences of the heart may remind us of God’s presence, … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“If we are white, we sometimes forget the powerful advantages that flow our way.  We think it’s all about us. Of course, individuals do matter – and the choices we make matter. But we would benefit from a more nuanced … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

This blog now contains nearly 600 posts. The post below first appeared on October 28, 2015.  I am re-posting it now because it speaks to the politically charged insults that are being tweeted or shouted in rallys about groups of … Continue reading

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What is “White Privilege?”

In the recent film, Hidden Figures, Katharine (played by Octavia Spencer), a black woman who is in informally in charge of the “black computer group,” has been repeatedly denied promotion to supervisor by her white boss, Vivian. In my favorite scene in … Continue reading

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Perspective

Living as Apprentices The following word from Letty M. Russell is so convicting it forced me into a time of self-examination, a prayer of examen.  First the quote, then the prayer. “Whatever else the true preaching of the word would need … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream

A year ago or so, my cousin Dan (a cousin on my father’s side of the family) who lives in Florida paid a visit.  I mention my father’s side because that fact meant that I had very little connection with him; … Continue reading

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