During an icebreaker exercise a few days ago the question was asked: "Would you rather be helpless or hopeless?" I'll choose helpless over hopeless every time. Every time. I can't live without hope. In fact, I'm not sure anyone can live without hope. I believe hope is necessary for human … Read more about Whatever Happened to Hope?
I started this post a year ago and for a variety of reasons never finished it. Some of what I was feeling at the time found expression in this sermon. I recalled it all today because the news reminds us that a year has passed since Robin Williams took his own life. More so than other celebrity … Read more about O Captain! My Captain!
Yesterday Anthony Smith, who blogs at postmodernnegro.com, published a guest post on Tony Jones' blog reflecting on Ferguson. Building on a notion from Jacques Derrida, he wondered if racial justice in America is a possibility---only a possibility that will never be realized. This is too … Read more about I Can’t Live Without Hope