Category: Blog Post

June 2, 2020

Us and our Neighborhood

In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. four months earlier, and the race riots that followed on its heels. Nightly news showed burning cities, radicals and reactionaries snarling at each other across the cultural divide. But a brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach. Fred […]

May 27, 2020

George Floyd

Many have learned about George Floyd’s tragic death by extreme police force in Minneapolis. The feelings of anger, sadness, and injustice are real — but how should we publicly respond? The world is watching Minnesota right now. We need to answer by saying and demonstrating peacefully that we will seek changes that address the inequities and discrimination that led to this incident and the many […]

May 18, 2020

Petition to Reopen

Previous: Some More Thoughts About Civil Disobedience Previous: Some Thoughts about Civil Disobedience I started a simple petition online at: https://www.change.org/p/governor-of-minnesota-tim-walz-free-exercise-of-religion-and-public-policy The goal is simple. I believe each local church should have the right and freedom to choose when to reopen safely. Many small churches can reopen safely. It is time for state officials to work with local communities to reopen our churches in a […]