As a white vicar in a diverse Dallas congregation, I have had much to learn and try to understand in these difficult days.
We need to have a national conversation about the treatment of African Americans at the hands of the police.
Like many people, I feel a sense of foreboding about what is coming on our nation and our world.
The world seems to be crumbling around us this summer, and a lot of us remain distracted and completely unable to summon the political will to do anything.
The Church’s members very often cannot tell the difference between the Church’s message and that of some other community.
“A Sacred Conversation on Race” was born out of admitting that we, the baptized, do in fact experience racial enmity.
Sometimes our silence and lack of action result from complete horror or rage, but sometimes, both are a result of our privileged position.
The chief task remains one of “squarely facing our own complicity in our condition” — to borrow the President’s phrase.