When the counter-protestors began the chant #AllLivesMatter what they were really saying is that black lives do not matter more than theirs. If these people sincerely believed that #AllLivesMatter, we would not be forced to chant and declare that #BlackLivesMatter.
If, as a Christian, rage is absent from your analysis of what happened in Charleston, I am not sure we worship the same God. My God is not docile, and is big enough to hold my anger, frustration and questions.
When growing up I heard that Sundays were the most segregated day of the week. Not that there is anything wrong with voluntary segregation. But interesting that when left to our own devices we tend to segregate based on race and ethnicity.
A maximum security prison is an unlikely destination when seeking a transformative encounter with God. Yet, I recently experienced God as never before amid high fences, barbed wire, legions of guards and multiple checkpoints.
Through his unabashed Christian faith, Obama is redefining the American Dream. His vision is one of individual freedom but tempered by obligation. Obama is pious and he is going to put us on a national diet.