Drick Boyd's Blog

Spiritual Darkness : A Personal Reflection

NOTE: As part of a series of sermons on Mental Health and the Church, I was invited to share my experiences with spiritual darkness. Here is the text of my reflection shared on November 5, 2017 at West Philadelphia FellowshipA Privileged LifeI want to begin by...

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Who is Paulo Freire and Why Should You Care?

Recently, James Kirylo (Professor of Education, University of South Carolina) and I published Paulo Freire: His Faith, Spirituality and Theology. This book was for me a longtime dream and a labor love that began ten years ago when I wrote a paper on “Paulo Freire’s...

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Three Questions NOT Being Asked in the Health Care Debate

Now the folks justifying these outrageous numbers (like Pat Toomey) will tell you that the issue is complex and beyond our understanding. Actually, it is really quite simple. Healthcare companies, Big Pharma and our healthcare corporations have lobbyists who line the pockets of our political leaders, and poor and middle class people don’t.

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What if the Poor Wrote the Health Care Bill

A lot of ink has been spilled over how unfair and “mean” the Senate’s proposed health care bill. As one headline had it: “Shifting Dollars from the Poor to the Rich is a Key Part of the Health Bill. ” In order to lower the overall cost of the bill, the Senate proposal...

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