Some unbelievably powerful words from my friend, colleague, and seminary classmate.
I have been meaning to begin a blog for years. Inspired time and again, then delayed time and again. This is the Lansford Reporter, a paper out of Lansford, Illinois which, you will learn at some point, is not a real place. This is going to be a blog of fiction and about fiction. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.
But not today. And, precedent-setting, not my first entry.
Today as I sit and try to understand all that is happening around me in the light of our nation’s responses to the deaths first of Michael Brown and then Eric Garner, I decided that I needed to begin with this. It is political. It is religious. It’s also about who I am. Most importantly, it’s about who I’m not, and why that’s important to the world.
For years, as a child, my favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace”. I especially loved the last…
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