An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions

An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions

Dear Attorney General Sessions, I was deeply offended by your recent letter in the Philadelphia Inquirer criticizing Philadelphia for being a “sanctuary city,’ and even more, I was outraged at the way you characterized undocumented immigrants as “criminal aliens.” You...
A Change in Paradigm for Christian Higher Ed

A Change in Paradigm for Christian Higher Ed

For over 20 years I have taught at a Christian (read “evangelical Protestant”), faith-based university. During that time, I have lived through several changes in leadership, as well as many personal and institutional ups and downs.  Today, like most small...
Thank you James Cone

Thank you James Cone

On April 28, 2018 Dr. James Cone passed away at the age of 81. While I only met him once very briefly, his writings have deeply influenced my theological thinking. In 1975 as a senior in college at Duke University I took a course called “Black Religion.” At that time...
Oppose School Vouchers

Oppose School Vouchers

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee has passed SB 2 a bill that increases the prevalence of school vouchers. POWER, PCCY ( Pennsylvania Citizens for Children and Youth), Education Voters of PA, and many other education justice groups are calling for citizens...
A Moment or a Movement: A Good Friday Reflection

A Moment or a Movement: A Good Friday Reflection

On Saturday, March 24 I joined an estimated 7000 people in Philadelphia and millions across the country participating in the March for Our Lives. Marching thru Old City Philadelphia and down by the Delaware River, hearing young people voice their passionate concerns,...