An Open Letter to Rep.  Liz Cheney

An Open Letter to Rep. Liz Cheney

NOTE: Below is a letter I am sending to Rep. Liz Cheney (R- WY) who was recently censured by the Republican party for serving on the House of Representative Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building with a particular focus on the...
Selma Now and Then

Selma Now and Then

In June 2013 I visited Selma, Alabama as part of a Civil Right Rights bus tour organized by Dr. Todd Allen of Messiah University. Our tour guide on that portion of the trip was Joanne Bland. Joanne was 14 years old when the famous confrontation on the Edmund Pettus...
In Memory of bell hooks

In Memory of bell hooks

Gloria Watkins, better known as bell hooks, died today (December 15, 2021). She was 69 years old and had been suffering from a chronic illness. She was an author, social critic, teacher, and prophetic voice. Whenever I read her writings, of which there are many, I...
Truth on the Scaffold and The Big Lie

Truth on the Scaffold and The Big Lie

What is Truth? This past Sunday (November 21) was Christ the King Sunday in the Christian liturgical calendar. Christ the King is the last Sunday before the beginning of Advent, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The...
My Prayer for Kyle Rittenhouse

My Prayer for Kyle Rittenhouse

I am praying for Kyle Rittenhouse. Like many people, I followed the trial of this 18-year-old man who traveled from his home in Illinois armed with an AR-15 and medic’s kit, ostensibly to help stores from being damaged by potential rioting. But instead, he got...