{A 4th of July Ode to Power & Privilege}

randomly, i was born with more than I can ever even comprehend.  in a nation of liberty founded on the backs of indigenous people, slaves and immigrants. i am white. the blessing of education and unearned power and a fluke of skin color.  I am the child of pleasure and privilege for I have never suffered, never truly…

Why Stay in the Church? (Here’s Why I thank God for Mine.) UPDATED

God has many that the church does not have, and the church has many that God does not have.  ~ Augustine   Even though it is totally embarrassing to be labeled an “evangelical” Christian today, mostly because of the politicization of organized religion and because there are so many crazies on the religious right.  (I know.  I’m…