All posts by Parker Allen

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Death and New Life

The death of Matthew Shepard was truly despicable and one that will live with us for a very long time. Matthew’s death hit me very hard. Over the weekend of October 11, 1998 I had written a card to Matthew sharing with him that my

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True Freedom

“We shall overcome…” Whenever I hear or sing those words, a chill runs down my spine. As I grew up in the South, I never really understood the significance of this song to African-Americans but I knew they were an expression of their frustration and