February Blog Posts

The Historically Accurate Abraham Lincoln I've always wondered why Black History month is commemorated in February. So this year I decided to look it up, and learned that one of the reasons is because February is the month which contains the birthdays of both Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Choosing February as Black History Month... Continue Reading →

Audio: Before Being Sent (Sermon)

Sermon Title: Before Being sent Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 Location: Peace Fellowship Church On Sunday January 14, I had the privilege of preaching at Peace Fellowship Church in Washington DC. My passage was Luke 15:11-24, the parable of the Prodigal Son. In this sermon I present insight into this parable from the perspective of... Continue Reading →

January Blog Posts

Chief Wahoo: A Mascot for the Lie of White Supremacy On Monday, the Cleveland Indians released a statement that they will remove the logo of Chief Wahoo from their on-field uniforms beginning with the 2019 season. Many people on social media congratulated Major League Baseball for its commitment to inclusivity and diversity and thanked the... Continue Reading →

The Fleeting Beauty of Fireworks

Fireworks are cool, but they never seem to last very long. Most public shows are between 20 and 30 minutes. And the grand finale, when the majority of the fireworks are launched to light up the sky in a blaze of glory that can be seen for miles, usually lasts only a minute or two.... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Want to Live in a Christian Nation

As many of you know, the Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a conflicted holiday for myself and many other Native Americans. We cannot celebrate a document that refers to us and our community as "merciless Indian Savages." Over the past several years, I have written numerous articles regarding this. On Sunday July 2, the... Continue Reading →

A Native Perspective on Memorial Day

There are four US holidays that, as a native, I find difficult to fully celebrate. The first is Columbus Day. For obvious reasons. The second is Thanksgiving. Do we really need a holiday celebrating a mythical multi-ethnic potluck? The third is the Fourth of July. Because the Declaration of Independence refers to natives as "merciless... Continue Reading →

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