Author Archives: stephen matlock

Choosing Among Kaepernick, Sherman, Wilson, Newton, Marshall, and Others

By | September 11, 2016

Recently Colin Kaepernick has made a visible attempt to express his own evaluation of his person and his place in American society. Colin Kaepernick is black, and as a black American he is choosing to remain quietly seated or down on one knee when the national flag is displayed at the beginning of football games.… Read More »

Open Community Discussion: Racism and the American Experience

By | September 5, 2016

I’ll be hosting an open community discussion this fall, from September 14th through November 23, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, on the topic of racism in America as it applies to the American church, and more broadly to the American experience. We’ll be using Dr. Drew Hart’s book as the starting point for the discussion.… Read More »

Being John Lewis. And Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. And Even Myself.

By | August 19, 2016

Today, August 19, 2016, I had the great pleasure and extreme privilege to meet the honorable Congressional Representative John Lewis, his digital director Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell when they came to Seattle as part of their book release tour for “March Book 3.” Representative Lewis and Mr. Aydin collaborated on the story and… Read More »

For People Who Have “Pro-Life” Words Without Pro-Life Deeds

By | July 10, 2016

Y’all are just yelling amongst yourselves. If you can’t figure out why black Americans don’t listen to you, it’s not because you aren’t yelling loud enough. Maybe stop shouting and shaming and screaming will help. Maybe asking black Americans will help. Maybe listening to their concerns will help. Maybe they are pro-life and not just… Read More »