The Cranberry Bitterness That Absence Brings

– November 25th, 2020 – We’ve arrived at the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday once again and what a year it’s been. While it seems like only yesterday my colleagues Alyssa Bovell, Jared Odiambo, and I welcomed my Yale Divinity School students on an early January Immersion Experience to Kenya, I am well aware of how much … Read more

VOTE for Hope!

– November 3rd, 2020 – Having grown up with the tragic histories of Bonhoeffer vs. Hitler, Silone vs. Mussolini, King vs. Wallace, and having witnessed personally the devastating effects of fraudulent elections coupled with violent transfers of power from Bosnia to Rwanda, Kenya to El Salvador; I find it almost impossible to believe that I … Read more

PRIDE: The Right To Love Freely

– June 12th, 2020 – The following is my  E-Connections cover story for IPM ( It is also important for me to note that today (June 12) is also Loving Day–53 years ago today, the Supreme Court allowed Mildred & Richard Loving to marry, striking down 16 state bans on interracial marriage as unconstitutional.  As far as I … Read more

A Pentacost for Anti-Racists

– May 29th, 2020 – This Sunday Christian’s worldwide celebrate Pentecost, the moment that God’s Holy Spirit is said to have come to the earliest disciples of Jesus of Nazareth. This Divine Spirit transcends human flesh and frailties to bring God’s Wisdom—Sophia—to the human walk of faith. Sophia, like the analogies of the Creator God … Read more