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I recently moderated a forum on racism, justice, and the Church, where three black pastors from Kentucky and Tennessee joined me and a colleague in a helpful conversation that brought a better understanding of the black community’s response to the senseless murder of George Floyd. more
One of the first questions someone will ask us when they find out we are beekeepers is if it’s actually safe to be out there with thousands of bees. more
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several times now, I have praised the peaceful demonstrations protesting racial injustice and the killings of black Americans. I am grateful that after several harrowing days of looting and riots, law enforcement restored order and helped these peaceful protests be heard. more
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- The atrocious killing of George Floyd and subsequent events throughout the last two weeks have produced three primary emotions in my wife and me -- grief, outrage and angst. more
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – These last few months have been tough for Kentuckians, particularly those who call Louisville home.  more
In over 25 years of ministry, I have been called a lot of things, but liberal, socialist, and Marxist have not been among them. Well, there has only been one exception to that assertion. When I have spoken out about racial injustice, I have been called all three and more. more
NASHVILLE (BP) -- These recent days in American life have truly been difficult. We have witnessed with our own eyes, in the streets of one of our major cities, a black man being murdered slowly and cruelly. Over the course of a long eight minutes, George Floyd cried out for help and mercy while a white police officer continued to place his knee over this black man's neck as his face was forced onto the pavement. The end result: George Floyd died in a cruel, demeaning, and needless way. more
I think we all agree that every day for the last few months has seemed like a Tuesday. For me, maybe that’s because I’ve quit glancing at my calendar full of crossed out events and erased engagements. I’ve taken up my mother’s practice of keeping time with tea towels. more
There is always light in the darkness. Though wrong oft seems so strong, there is always the hope of redemption. more
Think about the industries and businesses which have suffered greatly because of the coronavirus pandemic. Immediately a person considers the airlines, cruise ship industry, restaurants and hotels as those suffering dire financial distress. more
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