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Authentically Black #2

What now passes for “authentically black” really isn’t! In reality it is simply hip-hop culture; urban slang, gangsta rap, baggy clothes, and the entire ‘thug life’ in general. Unfortunately, hip-hop as a brand name has been so successful that when people–black, white, red, yellow, whatever–think of “black” they envision “hip-hop.” I have a hard time […]

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Authentically Black #1

I was in Portland, OR a few weeks ago and took the opportunity to swing by Powell’s Books. Powell’s is the world’s largest independent new and used book store. It encompasses an entire city block and is about four stories high. I spent two hours there and could have spent much, much more. At Powell’s […]

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Enjoying It

Recently, I wrote an article for our church bulletin. I liked it. I thought it was one of the more thought-provoking, interesting articles that I’ve written in a while. Well, I supose I was the only one since it was welcomed with thunderous silence. Usually, someone will say something about my articles, but this time […]

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World Cup

Okay, I have to admit, I’ve been watching the World Cup. Typically, I make fun of soccer, even though I played it as a kid and enjoyed it very much. Well, I enjoyed everything but the constant running. I guess that’s why I was a goal-keeper and sweeper. Anyway, the tournament has been fun to […]

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Who Over What!

Often I’m shamed by how infrequently I post on my blog. The truth is that I’ve been a little too busy for my own good–not to mention the good of my family. Since my last post (you know the one where I was speaking at a camp)I have traveled to speak to another church, been […]

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