Going rogue about race, humanity, and spiritual things


Greetings!  I am away on holiday. Posts will resume by the end of the week of June 17, 2018. Peace, love, and all that jazz, Dr. Sam Read more

How Duckweed And Turtles Can Change Your Life

Duckweed and turtles can change your life. At one of my favorite parks, there is a small pond nestled among towering trees and shrubs, with a discrete opening to a gentle slope for those who venture closer.  Over time, the pond became completely covered with this unidentifiable green plant stuff. I had likened this green Read more

Sleep Woking Folks (“Stay Woke” Has Issues)

“Stay Woke” is so popular, you can buy a t-shirt and magically transform into the wokest of the woke. With this expanded understanding of how racism, and its intersecting oppressions shapes the social world, living woke has become critical to how you and I change the societal landscape. Amid the swell of growing consciousness, I Read more

Napping While Black: America’s Graduation Gift to High School Seniors

It is May. It marks graduation season in the United States. And Saraah Brasch, a White student at Yale University, recently, called the police when she saw Lolade Siyonbola, a Black student asleep in the common area of their dorm. To Brasch,  Siyonbola did not “belong” there. Now, I am thinking about soon to be Read more

Love and Gaslight: Does Spiritual Privilege Exist?

Love and light. It is not just a phrase used by your raw vegan, ginger and lemon shot drinking, and organic cotton yoga pants wearing friend.  (I am not vegan, but these things described my meal and part of my attire when I began writing this post.) “Love and light” is used among many who Read more

Making Peace With My Childlessness

I shall not ever get to be a biological mother. I have grieved over it. I have grieved the loss of the child I shall never get to have. As much as I do not like using the word “never,” I think it is the more accurate statement. Years ago, if you would have asked Read more

Can Good Christians Be Unintentionally Racist? Issues Part II

In Part One, I unmasked three ways kind and loving Christians unintentionally support a racist world in their adamant refusal to examine their hearts about race. In this last part, I explore two methods employed by good Christians to maintain racism and the call to become bad. How Good Christians Maintain Racism Good Christians use a Read more

Can Good Christians Be Unintentionally Racist? Issues Part I

If you have been in the United States for at least thirty minutes or exposed to any of our global media exports, you have received messages about race. Most likely, they were problematic. Instead of doing the Matrix moves of good works to prove how any of us are not racist, we need to just Read more

Want to Know Your Purpose? Start with Gratitude Part III

In the Part I, I suggested that our purpose—God’s will for our lives is to live out gratitude. In the second part, I discussed the challenges of living our purpose with the proliferation of mass media and social media images. In this final part, I desire for you to understand gratitude as gifts-yes, more than Read more

Want to Know Your Purpose? Start With Gratitude Part II

In the Part I, I introduced this realization I had about our purpose—God’s will for our lives is to live out gratitude. In this second part, I explore challenges of living gratitude with the onslaught of mass and social media. Typically around November, we see more writings about gratitude because in the United States, Thanksgiving is Read more

9 Lies Holding You Back

And The Truth That Will Make You Free


With Dr. Sam Kline