SC Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in S.C. 2018

The 2018 Gubernatorial Democratic Primary in S.C., has proven to be an interesting and pivotal race. This Democratic Gubernatorial Primary is important because there hasn’t been a Democratic Governor in almost 30 years. With an untested incumbent Governor who has never won a major race running for the first time since his appointment proves to add momentum to Gubernatorial hopefuls. This is also the first … Continue reading

The Alternate Right and Theology

The Great Sin of the 21st Century Evangelical Church is the support of Donald Trump for President and what he represented. Trump as a human may not be bad but the groups he represented and a gave a voice to are problematic to the Democratic experiment called democracy. The Evangelical support of Trump begs the question and support the thesis of Ta-Neishi Coates that Trump … Continue reading

Do Something

Do Something

I have lost two friends to gun violence. Both were born in the South: one in Texas, the other in South Carolina. One was killed in Prince George’s County, the other killed in Charleston, SC. One was killed in a city built on the outskirts of Washington, DC, a black metropolis, the center of government in the U.S. and the world; the other was killed … Continue reading

The Necessities of Spies

The Necessity of Spies

In the past few weeks, the news across the country is the James Comey testimony. It appears that the President is not guilty of anything except demanding that people in high places remain loyal to him. While nothing is wrong with this normally, it makes it looks as if something is wrong because of the stakes that are involved. When you read about the James … Continue reading

Words are Powerful

Words are Powerful

This past weekend, former Democratic Presidential Nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton graced the stage of Wellesley College some 48 years after she graduated to give the commencement address. Like all public speakers Clinton somehow got choked up and struggled for a few minutes with the speech. A few weeks ago with a sore throat, I tried to mount this pulpit and could … Continue reading

Inaugural Reflections

Inauguration Reflections

It is surreal to watch the inauguration of President-Elect Trump — soon to be President Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. If I have learned anything about politics this year it’s that democracy is a faith, a religion of some type of utopia. Like sinners and saints who are Bible reading and practicing Christians, there is a redemptive moment at the … Continue reading

Trouble Doesn't Last Always

Trouble Doesn’t Last Always

We are living in peculiar and trying times. What it takes to provide for ourselves and our families has greatly intensified because of technology and the ever expanding global culture in which we live. Today we are experiencing things that past generations would never have fathomed. Not only do we have to deal with the daily grind of feeding, clothing, and sheltering ourselves and our … Continue reading

When Death Hits Home

When Death Hits Home

It seems like in America and in our region, we are always celebrating and commemorating the human response to tragedy and misfortune. The nation’s response to tragedy says something about the character of human beings when faced with uncertain, life changing trauma and violent death. In the past 20 years, the nation has experienced the Columbine shooting in 1999 in one of America’s sainted suburbs … Continue reading