Today, as you know is the celebration of Juneteenth. My CEO gave every one the day off, but encouraged us to use it to learn, educate, reflect, and most importantly take action. Since the death of George Floyd, I’ve struggle with the best way to publicly engage in this work. As a white man, I’veContinue reading “3 Lies I Used To Believe About Racism”
There is so much that we really don’t have any amount of control over, as hard as that is to admit. Other people’s path—their journey—is at the top of that list. And trying to change them or make them into our own image of “wokeness” is precisely the thinking that ground many of us upContinue reading “the inclusive orthodoxy”
I hated boxing. At least boxing at West Point. Not because it was difficult, per se, (though I often felt it was) but because I couldn’t identify with the manufactured and temporary anger of my opponent we were taught to engender. Boxing for me was always early morning, I believe my second class. Wedged betweenContinue reading “Zen?”
I’m back. Well, I guess I didn’t really go anywhere, but I dropped social media cold in October and haven’t looked back since. At least until now. In the interim, I’ve worked to beef up my website, finished a self-published book, and traveled all around the American Southwest. I left because I couldn’t take itContinue reading “Wandering”
Matt Malcom of Preemptive Love Coalition from GracePointe Church on Vimeo.
Check out this podcast I did with Preemptive Love: Click Here [embedded link coming soon!] We discuss my time at the US-Mexico border and my journey from Officer to Conscientious Objector. Be sure to check out the show notes!
On April 27, 2019, I will be running in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Race Series in Nashville, Tennessee with the Preemptive Love Coalition Run Anyway team. We are raising awareness and funds for refugees in Iraq and Syria who have been displaced by years of violence and war. Would you consider joining me in remakingContinue reading “Running Anyway”
[If you’d like, feel free to read the first installments of this series Love Your Neighbor and …as yourself ] “Mutual Love is nothing special. It only means repaying good with good. But love of our enemy is not love as repayment; it is prevenient and creative love. Anyone who repays evil with good isContinue reading “Creative Love”
This is the hardest of the love teachings. In western culture it’s wrong to think of yourself first, these are the narcissist right? At the same time, how can one even survive in a modern capitalistic system without ever considering themselves first? In fact, our international economic system is based on the idea of scarcity,Continue reading “…As Yourself”
This idea of loving your neighbor is a cornerstone of the christian tradition. From it, we are informed about charity, generosity, and thanksgiving fleshed out in later reflections from early church leaders. In many of the stories where people argue with the teacher Jesus about who is a neighbor and who isn’t, people try desperatelyContinue reading “Love Your Neighbor”
I remember a few years back when I really began to pivot in my spiritual journey. I was on the trail of discovering what I knew to be true but was yet unsure how to articulate it. One day I was wrapped in a sort of quasi-argument with someone in my church community and likeContinue reading “Love…?”
I left Tijuana yesterday afternoon. As I was leaving, there were police amassing, a growing helicopter presence overhead, and Federal Police with heavy weapons driving in. It was clear that something was developing. It seemed to me that this preparation was far less intense, however, than the Mexican military unit that had set up aContinue reading “Desperation in Tijuana”