Tag Archives: BlackLivesMatter

When You’re Accustomed To Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression

I’ve never been punched in the face. Not in an actual fight, at least. I’m not much of a fighter, I suppose… More of an “arguer.” I don’t think I’m “scared” to get into a fight, necessarily–There have been many times … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know A Damn Thing About Black Lives

A few days ago, the Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter was told they couldn’t use the space at the Nashville Public Library to hold their meetings anymore. The reasoning behind this decision was because someone complained when they found … Continue reading

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6 Ways We Will All Murder You If You Ruin The New Star Wars Movie For Us

Listen–I love Jesus. I have written about nonviolence on this blog multiple times, and I feel very strongly that loving your enemies is one of the non-negotiable parts of what it means to be a Christian… But at the same … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As An Unarmed Black Man

“I felt threatened.” That’s what they always seem to say…. The police officer who choked the life out of Eric Garner as he gasped the words, “I can’t breathe” felt threatened. The police officer who was responding to a call about … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Be Pissed Off About That Lion

There’s something that keeps on happening that has been frustrating me. It goes like this: Person A: “I think that [X] is significant/important/noteworthy in some way, and I believe it deserves your consideration.” Person B: “You think [X] is significant/important/noteworthy?! How can … Continue reading

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What Twitter Taught Me About The Charleston Shootings

Last night, nine people died while worshiping in church. The church was Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest black congregations in the country. An unknown man, described as a white man in his early 20’s wearing a hoodie, … Continue reading

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