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How do you feel?  How do experience your self, your life and that of others?  How do you know that it is real and exact and true? And how can you feel when race gets in between us and our skin?  Talk about getting under our skin.  Race separates us from our bodies and picks… More Numb

Approximately Ten Power Thoughts For Living Without Race

I think about race and its absence in the presence of our humanity every day.  I pray for wisdom and ways to communicate the absolute certainty that God did not create us to be judged by the social coloring of our skin.  I have heard this message loud and clear from God.  Now, I cannot… More Approximately Ten Power Thoughts For Living Without Race

Use Big Words

Race is small talk when discussing our humanity.  Focusing on the texture of our hair, the shape of our eyes and the social coloring of our skin is comparable to talking about the weather and the menu.  While we do introduce ourselves based on our appearance, looking at the physical appearance as a means of… More Use Big Words

United Nations working group calls for reparations for African Americans

While my writings seek to aid us in the ministry of reconciliation as we must view race differently, it cannot be said often enough that there is much work to be done.  If we are to have healthy cross- cultural relationships, we must communicate authentically.  If we are to stand in unity, then the ground… More United Nations working group calls for reparations for African Americans

New York Times: Race, History and Baptist Reconciliation

In a recent article, the New York Times highlights the work of two Baptist denominations in the ministry of reconciliation.  To be sure, this ministry is nondenominational as we are all called to unite regardless of our liturgy, lineage or language.  Last year in Jackson, Mississippi, the Rev. Dr. Jerry Young of the National Baptist… More New York Times: Race, History and Baptist Reconciliation