Race, Thoughts, Voices, Attitudes: The Conversation Continues- Accord1

“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken.” Audre Lorde


Don’t Cry He Has Risen

Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead He paid it all on that lonely highway, And His anointing I can feel He shed His blood for my transgressions, And by His stripes we are healed Kirk Franklin – … Continue reading

What Lies Beneath the Surface

“For the Lord’s view is not man’s; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.” 1Sam 16:7 B Below the surface there is the actual person which represents a pattern established of ones cultural template, collective experiences, spiritual condition and mental outlook. Often, boundaries are established during interaction with those … Continue reading

Won’t you be My Neighbor?

“What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?”“The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, “Go and do the same Luke 10:25-37 The Message (MSG) The Jews typically interpreted “neighbor,” meaning “one who is near,” in terms of members of the same … Continue reading

Just an Illusion Part 1: Heaven is Reality

  In a 1995 song by Anointed; the words delicately yet deliberately say “Life is a Dream and Heaven is Reality, i’m caught in between. Though this world has everything it’s nothing more than a dream.”   Are we living the dream or is what where living just an illusion? We must ask this question to give … Continue reading

Strike a Pose: Posture, Attitude, and Cultural Implications

Christ struck a pose of matchless compassion on the Cross. That scene has left an indelible impression in our hearts and minds, when he was lifted between heaven and earth, Jesus became the consummate bridge of God to humanity and of humanity, one to another. “And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will … Continue reading

Imago Dei II: Freedom, Virtue and Relationship

“But we are not mere animals. Made in the image of God, our capacities for reason and virtue are also obligations to put them to use. We must be honest people who keep our word, engage with one another and meet the needs of those around us. That’s the only kind of economic stimulus package … Continue reading