Interesting title, huh? Well, I have a bit of good news to share. I learned this past week that my grant proposal for the Louisville Institute’s Pastoral Study Project was accepted. Woo- hoo!
What does this mean? It’s means that I am going to Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia! I will learn in community the ways in which the lives of these believers has served as a counter- narrative against the stories of race, prejudice and stereotypes in America. This work is important and necessary. It is not just needed now but the ministry of reconciliation need be practiced until we are whole and complete together, until we are one and known by our unity. I hope that I can walk in the footsteps of those who have walked these ground for nearly 75 years.
In addition, my project aims to study how the ideology of race, its social norms, laws and codes malform Christian community. I begin with Koinonia Farm because Clarence Jordan, Millard Fuller and many others practiced this radical expression of belonging and hospitality that is central to the gospel. I ask for your prayers as I begin this journey.
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Congratulations! I am delighted to hear you are going to Koinonia Farm. Koinonia is near and dear to my heart. I lived there for three and a half years in the early 1970s. Someday, after your sojourn at Koinonia, we will have to sit together and exchange stories!
Wow! I had no idea. I am so excited about this next step in my journey. I certainly look forward to pulling up a chair at a table with you! Thanks for your continued support.
Congratulations, Starlette!!! You deserve great projects like this and so my more.
Many more! 🙂
Thank you, sir!!!