Running against the Moving Walkway of Racism

by Heather Bock In a spare moment on Saturday, I glanced at Twitter and found my feed awash with references to Charlottesville, alt-right, and white supremacy. This was my introduction to the story coming out of Virginia, a story of people gathered to share how much better they were than anyone not like them, people … Continue reading Running against the Moving Walkway of Racism

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Breaking the Brokenness of the Cycle of Poverty: Part One

by Heather Bock On Sunday, I was sitting in my church community group, and we were talking about the state of schools in our city. We were bemoaning the same problem that goes on all over the United States: schools with major discipline problems end up with fewer good teachers and lower test scores; children … Continue reading Breaking the Brokenness of the Cycle of Poverty: Part One

In His Redemption, God Gives Us a New Name

by Heather Bock Little E wants us to call her by a new name--well, not exactly new--she wants us to call her by her real name, not by her shortened name. People, not thinking about the effect, have made fun of her name too many times. As a result, she wants to switch to her … Continue reading In His Redemption, God Gives Us a New Name