July 21, 2019

"The scripture read this morning from the book of Acts paints a similar vision of a community without barriers. It’s a vision of an ideal, but it’s a fleeting vision, even in Scripture. You shared how essential and valuable it was to build a zero-barrier community. You’ve also shared that this was a temporary project. Is there a way to make a community without barriers last? What’s holding us back?”

"The scripture read this morning from the book of Acts paints a similar vision of a community without barriers. It’s a vision of an ideal, but it’s a fleeting vision, even in Scripture. You shared how essential and valuable it was to build a zero-barrier community. You’ve also shared that this was a temporary project. Is there a way to make a community without barriers last? What’s holding us back?”

July 7, 2019

Susan Banyas’  The Hillsboro Story:    “If you were Charlotte,” I ask Doris, “what word would you choose to weave into the web—to save the world?”  “Friendship,” Doris says, “for everybody just to try friendship. That’s hard to do.”   Robin DiAngelo’s  White Fragility: Why it’s Hard for White People to Talk About Racism:    "Interrupting the forces of racism is ongoing lifelong work because the forces conditioning us into racist frameworks are always at play; our learning will never be finished. Yet our simplistic definition of racism - as intentional acts of racial discrimination committed by immoral individuals - engenders a confidence that we are not part of the problem and that our earning is thus complete.”

Susan Banyas’ The Hillsboro Story:

“If you were Charlotte,” I ask Doris, “what word would you choose to weave into the web—to save the world?”

“Friendship,” Doris says, “for everybody just to try friendship. That’s hard to do.”

Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why it’s Hard for White People to Talk About Racism:

"Interrupting the forces of racism is ongoing lifelong work because the forces conditioning us into racist frameworks are always at play; our learning will never be finished. Yet our simplistic definition of racism - as intentional acts of racial discrimination committed by immoral individuals - engenders a confidence that we are not part of the problem and that our earning is thus complete.”

June 16, 2019

“Fatherhood is caring for my family as myself. Being so moved by the will and passion of others, that I come up with compromises. I move out of the way, so my child can move freely. I move in front of her, when there is danger. I move against her, if she is putting herself or others in danger. But always moving. Always loving. Rarely am I ever unmoved, when I think of her.”

“Fatherhood is caring for my family as myself. Being so moved by the will and passion of others, that I come up with compromises. I move out of the way, so my child can move freely. I move in front of her, when there is danger. I move against her, if she is putting herself or others in danger. But always moving. Always loving. Rarely am I ever unmoved, when I think of her.”