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Confessions of a Racist (White Privilege – 2)

This is the second of two posts on White Privilege that I have re-posted today. This one was written in 2013.  Each post rings very true in today’s world. I hope both posts challenge and encourage you. This morning I … Continue reading

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“I Just Don’t see Color” (On White Privilege – 1)

I’m taking an unusual step – re-publishing two posts at the same time.  This one is from February, 2017. It describes my journey in uncovering the the stain of white privilege and the horror of the assumptions, openly shared or … Continue reading

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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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