Black Preacher in a White Town is a book. But it’s also a lot more than that. This site is about a dialogue. I want it to be a coming together of people with diverse backgrounds. A place to talk about important issues facing current American society.
A lofty aim, to be sure. But in this society that’s so polarized, it seems like more and more we talk past each other, or shout at each other, rather than just calmly talk about things. I’d like to see an end to that. Impossible, you say? We’re too far gone in the United States to do that when it comes to topics like race and religion?
I challenge that pessimism. I think we can rise above the pettiness and partisanship that characterizes so much of our “conversation” these days. If we look at each other as people, and not as political groups or containers empty of anything but ideology, we can change the dialogue.
That’s my hope. You can continue to believe it’s impossible, that we’re too far gone down the Internet/Twitter/Reddit hole to climb out. Or you can join me here and prove the world wrong.
You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one…