Why You May Be Just As Ghetto As The Next: Reflections On Self-Centeredness

One foot slowly and stylishly stepped in front of the other with a swag and swanker that rivaled that of Kanye West. The twenty-something African American youth, with over-sized pants, shirt, and ball-cap tilted ever so slightly to the right slowly walked (or swaggered in a way that might only be caused by a leg injury or from a hip replacement) despite the red hand ominously flashing its’ warning to stop. And though several cars were racing down... Read More

The Spirit of the Pharisees in and Among Us: The Ordering of Greater and Lesser Sinners

Image by Eddie Moy We like to stack and sort, ordering things into categories that make sense. We create hierarchies of lesser and greater values of everything—of people, places, jobs, and sin. The guy working at the corner McDonalds shoveling fries into oversized containers downtown in the ghetto uses all he has to get his next fix. But just uptown in the north end of this same city, a middle-aged man living in his middle-class home with his wife,... Read More

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