I am a minister now largely because working as a consultant on a “Diversity Recruiting” Program for a large multi-national company frustrated me so deeply that I enrolled into seminary just to see if I could learn what it would take for a person or organization to have a true conversion experience. Most people who … More “LieVersity” and “In-True-Sion”: What People Aren’t Saying About Why Diversity Programs Fail
On July 17, 2016, I preached a sermon entitled “Broken For You”. The idea behind the sermon came down to the idea that if people took 100% responsibility for their lives the whole world would be transformed in an instant. The spark for the sermon came from Jesus’ teaching that those who desire to follow … More If You Don’t Bear Your Cross, Someone Else Will Have To
In recent sermon, I chose to write a letter to my name in order to express to the congregation how in our society something as small as our name can be used by some people to discriminate. I further illustrated my point by giving them a list of famous people who changed their names because … More In The Name of Justice
Have you ever wondered why–in almost every environment–conversations and programs around diversity and inclusion are so difficult? Why is it that despite efforts to make organizations more diverse, there seems to be little to no substantial development where it really counts? Well, if you watched the above video, you know what my take is. I … More The Reality of Diversity and Illusion
I was blessed to be asked to speak about my experiences and understandings on domestic violence on the Angels in Distress radio show with Janie Deadwyler in Atlanta. Please share and comment.
Have you ever thought about how most religious ideas seem like commen sense, but for some reason they are hard as I don’t know what to live out? I mean think about it. Jesus’ whole message was pretty much “treat people the way you want to be treated” (Luke 6:31). It really isn’t that complicated. … More The Threat of Equality
Let me begin this post by declaring that contrary to some beliefs, one person cannot speak for their entire race, group, or culture. As we all know there are innumerable diversities at work in every individual and my comments with regard to the subject of race, religion, culture, or any other category under which one … More Give Us Us Free!
One of my passions is Diversity and Inclusion. Of all the work available in the world, at this point in my life, I feel like this space is one where I can serve best . My story sounds like something out of a diversity handbook. Born to a multi-cultural family, very early on I dealt with issues that tend to separate … More The Business of Being Equal