Today, Donald Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order on police reform. According to senior White House officials, the order will create a database to track police officers with histories of misconduct and use federal monies to incentivize police departments to meet higher standards on the use of force. The order will not address…
Super Bowl 2018: The Religion of Sport
Some pastors refer to Christmas Eve as the “Super Bowl of sermons.” And the Super Bowl is the equivalent of Christmas for many fans, which is why it is not surprising that it is one of the most watched programs on television in the United States. The fervor that builds around the Super Bowl is reflective of our own desires and aspirations. We embody the teams that we have chosen and place our hopes on their success.
The Take A Knee Movement: A Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
Whether or not you agree with the Take A Knee movement, we need to understand it in context. It reflects a desire to make America’s promises available to all citizens, and a legacy of using controversial tactics to push all of us to think more deeply about uncomfortable issues. It is the modern day civil rights movement.