I have a confession to make: I hesitated to write this letter to you. In light of the shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas, words began to feel insufficient. The tragedy, the anger, and the loss seemed to loom too large.
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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Tomorrow, June 23, will be another significant day in Baltimore and our region. As you may be aware, Circuit Judge Barry Williams will announce the verdict in the trial of officer Caesar Goodson Jr. of the Baltimore City Police Department.
Friends: While in Zimbabwe, the news of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., reached us. Like you, I am devastated by this act of hatred and struggling to make sense of the horrific tragedy. In times like this, we, as the body of Christ, must lift our voices in prayer for the friends and...
Grace and peace to you as we journey together into the season of Lent. I have to confess, this year I miss the tradition of gathering with the clergy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference on Ash Wednesday. I am in Zimbabwe for an important Board of Directors meeting for Africa University.