Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: Great Souls

  • They Fought the Good Fight!(Fighting the Good Fight)

    They Fought the Good Fight!(Fighting the Good Fight)

      “Fighting the Good Fight.” Delivered on Memorial Day Weekend May 21, 2017 Joshua 23:6-11 I Timothy 6:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Carlyle Fielding Stewart iii Introduction The Apostle Paul in the true warrior spirit counsels his son in the ministry Timothy and prepares him for the coming battles of ministry and speaks of fighting the…

  • A Funny Thing Happened At The Restaurant

    A Funny Thing Happened At The Restaurant

    Many people were thoroughly upset at the news blaring from the big screen in McHickey’s Restaurant the day Mueller reported there would be no  further indictments of President Donald Trump and his associates. But nobody read the report except the Attorney General and key DOJ officials which is why House Judiciary Committee members will soon…

  • Long Live Her Majesty Queen of Soul!

    Long Live Her Majesty Queen of Soul!

    As a proud native Detroiter, I have always been exceptionally fond of the Motor City and the extraordinary talent it has produced. Detroit has always been a cultural mecca for food ways and folkways, for music particularly Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Rock and Roll, Classical and other forms of music. It has also been…

  • Local Pastors, Leaders And People As Rights Activists and Advocates

    Local Pastors, Leaders And People As Rights Activists and Advocates

    Recently I had the good fortunate to join in discussions about why many Christian pastors are not more strident civil rights activists and advocates. Why aren’t more pastors more actively involved in civil and human rights advocacy locally and nationally? Why don’t pastors preach more sermons on political, social and economic issues to their congregations?…

  • And the Children and Youths Will Lead Them

    And the Children and Youths Will Lead Them

    Enough is enough! The children of Florida have spoken and the rest of the nation is paying attention. Deeply hurt and traumatized seeing their school mates, family members and teachers gunned down in cold blood in the hallways and classrooms of their schools, they are ready to take constructive action to curtail, prevent and eradicate…

  • Quotable Quotes On Power.

    Quotable Quotes On Power.

    “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” -Frederick Douglass “You can have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away…

  • “Behold the Man!”

    “Behold the Man!”

    “He is the first black man to be president of the United States; a man of dignity, integrity and quiet confidence. He is not the first president with African blood in his veins. At least three others preceded him in office. He is a good man, a family man and a learned man, a man…

  • Sometimes You Must Stand Again.

    Sometimes You Must Stand Again.

    It takes a lot to stand up for what we believe in today’s world. Taking a stand can be uncomfortable especially when the things that we stand for makes others angry or rubs them the wrong way. It easy to remain silent in the face of injustices. As Elie Wiesel reminds us, we may not…

  • “Maya Has Left Us But Her Words Still Lift Us”

    “Maya Has Left Us But Her Words Still Lift Us”

    The death of the great poet and writer Maya Angelou speaks to the power of the human spirit to transcend the travesties and indignities of human suffering and oppression. Her life is a testament, a metaphor, a window into the meaning of hope, the triumph of redemption and the genius of reinvention. She lived her…