If You're Trying to Live at Peace With Everyone

Then you have already failed. I'm going to repeat this: if you are trying to live at peace with everyone, then you have already failed. Because just by taking that position, you are living in opposition to every single principle I hold dear, and I find your position morally reprehensible. Like, on a personal level. As in, I am being really judgy of you right now. So that's one person with whom you aren't living at peace. You may not care about living at peace with me; I get t

Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? from Micah 6:8 For me, this simple quote from the minor prophet Micah sums up what it means to live a spiritual life. Today, with all of the strife and friction which lie at the intersection of faith and politics, many are choosing to abdicate the political space and pretend that “religion and politics don’t mix”. Even today, as we form this new spiritual communi

They Had A Dream

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them, is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, on the date that marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I find his words as relevant as they were in his lifetime. In some ways,

We Are Not Alone

This morning, instead of sitting down to write my weekly notes from the minister as I normally do, I was honored to participate in a Civil Rights Roundtable at the office of the US Attorney in downtown Birmingham. Begun by the now-outgoing US Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Joyce Vance, these roundtable discussions have been a way for the Attorney’s office to reach out into the civil rights community, get to know the local players, and build relationships that