I have been wanting to post some thoughts that have been on the forefront of my mind on the issue of race, race-ism, and the Church. I have suspended posting my thoughts for the past week or so for varied reasons. One, the complexity of the issue. Two, in preparing for this conference in September I have been re-acquainted with how pervasive this issue is in the Church...Specifically in the American South. Three, honestly, I don't know what to post other than this past hectic week of getting the children ready for their first week back in school. This will be the first school year in which "all" four of my children will be in school. My daughter finally gets to ride the bus with her older brothers.