Author Archives: stephen matlock

Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?

By | July 1, 2015

Someone asked recently “Why isn’t it ‘All Lives Matter’?” Here’s my response: When a house is burning down you send the fire department to that house, not to all houses. You don’t say “All Houses Matter.” You say “For God’s sake, help put the fire out and rescue any victims.” Black Americans are incarcerated at… Read More »

How Marriage Equality Affects You

By | June 28, 2015

Here’s the real scoop: A quick guide to how the Supreme Court decision on marriage affects you. (h/t/ Kai Bolger) If You Are a Heterosexual and Do NOT Want to Enter into a Homosexual Marriage: You will NOT be required to marry a gay person. This is a common misunderstanding. This decision actually does not… Read More »

Symbols and Signposts

By | June 24, 2015

Recently a friend forwarded a link to me and asked me to comment on it. I’ll post the link here, so you can read the context. I hope you’ll return here when you’re done. Flag of the Heart (The Real Problem) Now, please understand I have great respect and admiration for the general Anabaptist position.… Read More »

Author Appearance – Renton Washington

By | June 24, 2015

I’ll be in Renton WA for an author appearance at AFK Elixers and Eatery, 2pm-9pm on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Along with myself, Connie Jasperson, AJ Downey, Sechin Tower, Lee French, Lindsay Schopfer, David Moore, and Jeffrey Cook are the featured authors this time around. The event at AFK – “Away From Keyboard” – is themed… Read More »

Just Words / Just Words

By | June 22, 2015

Much of what is happening now in the world of the Internet and the media focuses on several issues: The deaths of nine saints in Charleston, South Carolina The demands to take down the Confederate Battle Flag (“CBF”) from the state capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina Now, not much has actually happened yet as… Read More »

The Love that Dares Not Be Declaimed

By | June 21, 2015

It is not inexplicable. Look up that word. It does not define what it happening. This was recently posted about Republican leaders who can’t tell us the truth about racism in America. It is a mystery. It is inexplicable. It is unfathomable. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/conservatives-dont-know-why-charleston-happened But it is completely explicable. It is completely understandable. You just have… Read More »

TyWanza Sanders

By | June 19, 2015

I want to share more about someone who was killed this week in Charleston. TyWanza Sanders. He was 26, a graduate from college, and a young man on the cusp of life. He was at the Bible study / prayer service with his aunt, Suzie Jackson, who was 87. When that white terrorist stood up… Read More »