The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements; A Book Review

Since about 2008, politics in America have gotten more and more divisive. So much so, I have often mused to myself the idea of bringing back dueling. Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers, was killed in a duel. 

Political movements seem to be ramping up from both the far-right and far-left. Y'all

 need to get your crackpots, they're making you look bad.

Eric Hoffer wrote a book on Mass Movements in 1951. It's very insightful. Look at the quotes and try to see if it helps you understand what's going on today. 

Taking It to the Streets: Lessons from a Life of Urban Ministry; Book Review

I don't like looking like I'm ignorant, even though I am. Whenever the protests popped off, the white people in my church started apologizing and asking questions. We're a diverse church, proud of our unity despite the diversity.  My response was to observe, learn, watch. The thing is, like most people, I don't like being talked down too.  That's why I chose my information sources carefully. Black people in the church who were posting that I trusted, like Dr. Knott, Melva, Renee, Ryk, and Chris.  Angry white people were snoozed, from both sides of the argument. A friend, Kee, found a website, IVP Books, where to promote black authors, they gave away one book. I chose the one I'm going to review today.