Bus Stop Consent

I ride the bus everyday. During the week, I wait at bus stops near Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church, a church that feeds people at 5pm from Monday through Friday. And I have some stories. Names edited for confidentiality. The first time I noticed Frank, he was carrying a chair. Over his shoulder, a … Continue reading Bus Stop Consent

Unity – A Matter of Life & Death

I preached two sermons for the 2nd Sunday of Easter at St. John's, Tower Grove ([LINK] http://www.towergrovechurch.org/). Scriptures referenced: Psalm 133, Acts 4:32-37, Acts 5:1-11, John 20:19-31 ([LINK] http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=87). Check out Fight for $15: [LINK] http://fightfor15.org/ 10:30am Service Video - more performative, more jokes: 5pm Service Podcast - more interactive, more contemplative: [LINK] http://towergrovechurch.podbean.com/e/sermon-april-12-2015-at-500-pm/ Manuscript … Continue reading Unity – A Matter of Life & Death

Ferguson Racial Equality Movement Resources

I curated these resources by someone's request. Perhaps they may be helpful to you. Reading St. Louis, Ferguson, and North County How Municipalities in St. Louis County, MO. Profit from Poverty – Radley Balko http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/09/03/how-st-louis-county-missouri-profits-from-poverty/ The relationship between aggressive policing, race, and poverty. “I am Darren Wilson”: St. Louis and the Geography of Fear – … Continue reading Ferguson Racial Equality Movement Resources

Medicaid Expansion & Asset-Based Policy

Here's a thought: asset building for low-income individuals. Meaning, let's give people with low incomes the opportunities, incentives and education to encourage saving and investing for the future. I'm going to a Medicaid expansion rally in Missouri's capital, to lobby for legislators to pass Medicaid expansion in Missouri, so that people with low incomes in … Continue reading Medicaid Expansion & Asset-Based Policy