If there was ever a moment to be in wonder about Oneness, it is now. How can we go from division to a unified vision?
This is the post that I never wanted to write but knew that if I lived long enough, I would have to. In the person of George Floyd, it seems that the planet has received what Rene Girard would call its next “founding murder”. I first learned about this idea of the founding murder from … More George Floyd, Rene Girard’s “Founding Murder Theory” and The Point of No Return
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We are moving from the information age into the age of the narrative. Look around you and it is easy to see that how you tell your story matters. Whether it is your personal story or the story of your organizations, all of your relationships–and the depth of them–are…
The subject of privilege is confusing. When some people hear it, it brings up all sorts of complex feelings. I have some personal feelings about how the term is used. But I don’t really get into it here. With this video I am making an attempt to bridge a chasm that many of us face … More Dealing With Privilege and Playing the Cards You Were Dealt
In this video my friend Ben and I discuss the benefits and detriments of cognitive dissonance–the capacity to hold two conflicting thoughts in one’s head at the same time. This was recorded a few days after the murder of George Floyd. Because of the social climate immediately following that tragedy, I felt it was irresponsible … More Two Ideas One Mind: The Vices and Virtues of Cognitive Dissonance
How committed are you to a just an equitable world? This piece is a repost of a reflection that I shared in the Together Colorado Faith Voices newsletter. When I was growing up, I used to watch a show called “Diff’rent Strokes”. It was the story about two young Black boys who were adopted by … More What Are You Talking About Witness?
For the entire week before George Floyd was murdered, I meditated on the teachings of forgiveness in light of Jesus’ execution in preparation for a sermon on forgiveness. In order to get myself into the mindset, I imagined myself forgiving a police officer who was killing me and I watched an hour and a half … More Haunted By Forgiveness
Other posts to make you scratch your head: The Threat of Equality When Rules Break the Law The Choice for Choice
“If there was no such thing as language, would we all be saying the same thing?” — Kelly FitzPatrick Silva (Kitchen Philosopher) After the controversy that emerged from the conversation on race between Lou Giglio, the CEO of Chick-Fil-A, and the rapper Lecrae where Giglio tried to rebrand the concept of “white privilege” as “white … More What Is the Language of Justice?