The spotlight shined on Charlottesville this weekend. Violence drew the media’s insatiable thirst for sensationalism. A man killed a woman and injured 19 others. Two police officers died when their … Continue reading Reacting to the World (& Seeing God)
Today, I was near a protest against the alt-right. My participation was minimal. I sat on my bike and watched from a distance. Or, my plan was to watch from … Continue reading What I Learned at the Rally/Protest (First Thoughts)
How do we respond when someone confronts us? Do we bristle? Do we take a defensive position? Do we go on the offensive? Or, do we remain calm and try … Continue reading Keeping Calm in the Face of Confrontation
What is your calling? Some people might feel that God is calling them to protest and get arrested. I do not. Some people feel the divine nudge to civil disobedience. … Continue reading Protests or Prayer Services? Or, Both?
After living in Charlottesville for one week, some places are beginning to become familiar. It is not home quite yet, but I no longer feel like a visitor. Soon, Charlottesville … Continue reading Becoming Neighbors