“Do they know you can talk about other things?” was the question my friend and partner in podcasting
, John Alan Turner, asked. It stung me. I’d mentioned to John that I was headed for another speaking trip where I’d be talking about racial justice and reconciliation. For most of my ministry I tried to avoid speaking publicly about race because I feared what John had sensed, that once I started, I’d be locked in, pigeonholed.
As soon as John said it, my heart sank. “I wish I didn’t have to.”
The Wishing Well
I didn’t wish it away because of my personal fears of being typecast, but because I wish it weren’t necessary.
I wish it weren’t necessary for…