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Memorials to Racist Rebellion: No!

One of my most memorable places from the years I lived in Saint Louis, Missouri was Forest Park.  This expansive city park, larger than New York’s Central Park, was the site of the 1904 World’s Fair. Today, now is home … Continue reading

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Living with Racism: A White Man’s Perspective

It happened again.  Each time it happens, I am annoyed and not sure what to do.  I’ve learned that drawing attention to it doesn’t help. It just makes an awkward situation more awkward.  But I can’t ignore it.  Let me … Continue reading

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Hatred and Violence: The Importance of Safe Communities

I arrived at church on a Sunday morning in 1996. I was pastor of a congregation in Miami Beach. Walking in the door, a group of people asked, “Do you know about Richard?” I learned that the night before Richard, … Continue reading

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