In our 24/7 world, we take electric light for granted. In my neighborhood, we’ve had several brownouts as of late, where we have had to depend on candles or a flashlight to get by until the power company got the electricity back on. In those dark moments, you become aware of how the candle bifurcates [...]
I’m just returning with an interfaith group of 16 Atlantans from a one week journey to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Window Rock, Arizona. This was another World Pilgrims venture that brings people of various faiths together to travel to interesting places which provide a backdrop for interpersonal and interfaith engagement. A distinguished group inclusive of [...]
The topic of women in ministry has been in the news of late.
In early April and for the first time in 183 years, a woman led the closing prayer at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Then, last week, a former nun from Kentucky was “irregularly” ordained [...]
When I write, I try to find words not only in my head, but the words that dwell within my heart as well. So as I reflect on the terrorist bombings in Boston, I must tell you as I watched the explosions and their aftermath, I kept seeing as well, over and over again, the [...]
We just can’t get our minds and hearts away from the tragedy in Boston. Three innocent people murdered, including Martin, a LITTLE BOY ONLY EIGHT YEARS OLD. Additionally, 140 people were seriously injured when two powerful bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon.
Is it coincidental (or providential) that this week, our Senate deliberates and may vote [...]
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Einstein
I applaud the Mayor and the City Council for securing the commitment of $50 million to be invested in the community surrounding the Falcons’ new stadium. However, it is perplexing to me that the City continues to obstruct the [...]
My heart is sick over scenes from Tuesday, as the teachers and administrators accused of perpetrating a massive cheating scheme in Atlanta Public Schools walked though a media circus on their way to the Fulton County Jail.
There are tragedies up one side and down the other in this terrible episode which shows no sign of [...]
We participants in the Higher Ground Group have the rich opportunity to dialog with each other, but far more importantly, to meet a broad variety of audiences in our city. We are searching for different insights which may help us find solutions to formidable issues we all face. We are greatly enriched by these encounters.
“Age is a question of mind over matter, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Satchel Paige This past Sunday, I was blessed to be among 300 well-wishers that attended and enjoyed the 100th birthday celebration of my uncle, Thomas William Hinds. The number of people was quite surprising to me. I could count 50 or [...]
One of the familiar stories of the Christian tradition has to do with a man who was beaten within an inch of his life. The poor fellow had been traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho when he “fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him [...]