Dear Church (A Book Review)

As part of my effort to educate myself so that I can be a useful ally in the anti-racist conversation, I bought several books. One of those books was a short love letter written by pastor Lenny Duncan to his denomination: the ELCA. I was, simply put, blown away by this book. While this book … Continue reading Dear Church (A Book Review)

To My White Brothers & Sisters

To My White Brothers & Sisters: It’s time to cease our White tears of protest It’s time to stop asking those with skin different from ours To be patient with us To see the intention of our hearts To assume the best of us We never gave them that gift We shouldn’t expect it in … Continue reading To My White Brothers & Sisters

May Reads

Another month has gone by, and more books have been poured into my brain. There were several hits, several mehs. And I'm now 7 books closer to hitting my goal for the year. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (Finished May 3) This was an interesting throwback to the likes of Agatha Christie … Continue reading May Reads

Islamophobia and Christian Culture

Nearly 9 years ago, I was sitting in the audience of a small Bible conference in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. I and my family had been involved with Last Days Bible Conference since its very first days in 2002. I volunteered each year in selling merchandise for the speakers, and I briefly helped run the … Continue reading Islamophobia and Christian Culture

Small Great Things

I've just finished my 33rd book of the year. I've already failed miserably in my goal to reach 100 this year. Mainly because: life.  But I've read. And I've learned and I've grown. So I can't say it's a total failure. And the year is not over yet. I've still got a lot of reading … Continue reading Small Great Things