Posts in category Racism

Police shootings, race, & resisting arrest

Police shootings, race, & resisting arrest

To say that there has not been a historical conflict between law enforcement and the black community in the United States is to bury your head in the sand. History has created a distrust between both sides, and the divide doesn’t appear to be getting any better due to recent news.

It wasn’t a speech! It was a sermon!

It wasn’t a speech!  It was a sermon!

On the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have A Dream” sermon.

The Martin Trial: If Trayvon, in fact, Killed Zimmerman

The Martin Trial: If Trayvon, in fact, Killed Zimmerman

Just saw a Daily Show bit on the Zimmerman verdict. It failed for the simple fact that it tried to allege a connection between the black woman who could not use the Stand Your Ground law and got 20 years for merely shooting a gun in the air and Zimmerman, who allegedly got off using […]

Rachel Jeantel on Piers Morgan last night

Rachel Jeantel on Piers Morgan last night

Rachel Jeantel, the first witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case, was on Piers Morgan last night, and I caught a brief glimpse. She was obviously – and understandably – furious at the defense attorney, Don West. The fact of the matter is that West did his job of trying to eviscerate her […]

Pretend you are a wedding photographer…

Pretend you are a wedding photographer…

A nice looking couple walks in the door of your wedding photography business seeking your services for their April 20th wedding. They start with pleasantries, and suddenly you feel excited to work for them. As you are reaching for the contract to have them sign, the man’s shirt moves up his arm a little and […]

When I am no better than my enemies…

When I am no better than my enemies…

Just before uploading the video to YouTube, I felt the strong urge to NOT upload the video. But, I didn’t listen to that urge, which – indeed – I believe was the Spirit trying to guide me away from fleshly desire.

When “anti-racist” means “racist”

When “anti-racist” means “racist”

I hate to make this post because, as the husband of a woman of Filipino ancestry and as the adoptive father of a boy of Guatemalan ancestry, I want to be ever-cognizant of racist issues in this country that they both (have to) deal with and which, as one who has never experienced any significant […]

In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.