Tag Archives: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Punishment of Injustice

[From the archives. This first appeared as a guest post on Natasha Robinson’s blog.] *** “I hear you don’t like Mexicans.” He looked angry. “What?” I stood at my high school locker late that afternoon, the halls empty but for … Continue reading

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When Lincoln Told Slave Owners They Should Try It For Themselves

He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln, letter of April 6, 1859. It is not enough for us to agree to “have … Continue reading

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Why I haven’t Seen 12 Years A Slave (and probably never will)

I’ve read reviews, tweets and blog articles about 12 Years a Slave. I’ve seen it featured on TV and heard about it on the radio. It not only sounds interesting, but like a movie well worth the time to sit … Continue reading

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The Punishment of Injustice

[Natasha Robinson asked me to join her in a series on pursuing God’s justice on her blog A Sista’s Journey. Here’s the opening, with a link to read the rest at her place.] *** “I hear you don’t like Mexicans.” … Continue reading

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Tragedy and God in Uncle Tom’s Cabin

[Slight spoiler alert: This post reveals a plot development in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but it’s an obvious one that the reader anticipates many chapters earlier. My first post on Stowe’s book reflected on slavery, sin and liberation.] … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Slavery to Sin

I’m reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and have been struck by a theme she’s developing. One slave is sold from his relatively comfortable place with a well-meaning family in Kentucky and taken further and further south where plantation … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking, Art Galleries, and Conversations with the Holy Spirit

Conversing with the Holy Spirit can take different forms. One is when I pray to God in what I hope to be a conversation between us. I may not hear the Spirit audibly but I am assured that the Spirit is … Continue reading

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