• New blog post: What are white people to do after realizing our conflation of nationality, ethnicity, and race are neither an accurate reflection of reality nor a neutral state of being?

  • I was surrounded by red-winged blackbirds during my morning walk through the meadow.

  • I’m thrilled to participate in this event at @nseminary in June. Dr. @reglwill’s book, Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus, has been really influential for me.

  • “For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.” (Isaiah 65:17)

  • Two great finds at @strandbookstore yesterday, by @JemarTisby and @flemingrut. The Rutledge collection of sermons seemed especially apropos to have found during our visit to NYC.

  • During the 2008 presidential campaign I was randomly asked by a New York Times reporter what one issue was most important to me. My answer then was the same as it is today: climate change.

  • We got a beautiful spring day to explore NYC.

  • Thrilled that Ida B. Wells is the focus of our church’s next Faith & Race Workshop. If you’re in the Chicago area, you’re invited!

  • A beautiful spring day for a walk in Tallman Mountain State Park.

  • Visiting the little red lighthouse, one of our boys’ favorite NYC traditions.

  • Haircut for the 4-yr-old.

  • Drove up to North Chicago yesterday to pick up this 1977 (my birth year!) Schwinn Traveler.

  • Feeling like spring in Chicago.

  • So ends another Sankofa Journey. So grateful for the members of this beloved community who now return home to continue the ministry of racial reconciliation & justice.

  • Blessing Ms Elaine Turner who, as a teenager, was arrested more times than she can remember for protesting during the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Memphis.

  • Our pilgrimage today began with a time of reflection at the Edmund Pettus Bridge before retracing the footsteps of the saints and martyrs who went before us.

  • We ended our Friday at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery remembering the surge of racial terror and lynchings, a huge part of our collective history that too many of us were never taught about.

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  • The Wales Window inside the 16th Street Baptist Church.

  • Minister Jean Whitlow faced fire hoses and attack dogs while participating in the Birmingham Children’s March in 1963. Her powerful testimony is always a highlight of the Sankofa Journey.

  • Tonight we leave on another Sankofa Journey toward racial righteousness through the American South. Pray for us please.

  • Way too many white people simultaneously assume these two incongruities: 1) that Black people are, in part, inherently responsible for their oppression and, 2) that there’s nothing racist about believing this lie.

  • Good morning from the Unisphere in Queens.

  • An airport custodian just now, in Spanish: “There’s the law for the rich and the law for the poor. That’s all. And the will of God.”

  • Very grateful for the chance to join the @missioalliance writing team. I’ve appreciated Missio’s voice and posture when it comes to church and mission over the years and I’m thankful for the opportunity to contribute.

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