America’s Original Sin

Last week I ran across a humorous article---"Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites"---and posted it on my Facebook

On Loving Our Enemies

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Reflection The first time I traveled to Cuba was about six weeks after September 11, 2001. The events of that

Can Anything Good Come Out Of…?

I preached this sermon yesterday at the afternoon jazz worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The context is MLK weekend and the scripture

I Can’t Live Without Hope

Yesterday Anthony Smith, who blogs at, published a guest post on Tony Jones' blog reflecting on Ferguson. Building on a notion

Thinking about Ferguson

The grand jury decision on Monday to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown has been hard for me to

Debating Ferguson

A few days ago I shared a Facebook link about a clergy-led non-violent act of resistance in Ferguson, MO next week and asked if anyone from Chicago