It takes a village

In recent weeks, God has been seen in public or at least those who claim to represent the deity.  And there is this debate as to whether or not the name of God should be invoked at all.  With the needs of people politicized, it is hard to know when to speak for or against […]

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Technicolor: Multiethnic Church Conference

It’s happening in Duluth, Georgia on February 15, 2018.  Inspired by Mark Hearn’s book Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry, he is a featured speaker along with many others.  Their vision: “Promoting unity and diversity in the local church throughout the city, across lines of race, class, and culture; advancing the common good and […]

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“Confronting Racism in the Church” with Dr. Drew Hart

Last year, I had the privileged of serving with Dr. Hart at a community- wide event, aimed at race, community and the practice of our Christian faith in Henderson, KY.  It was my first time meeting him and he was gracious.  I had just read his book and been sharing his insights on social media.  […]

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Resurgence of Racism: Baptist Conference on Unity Planned

Former President Jimmy Carter and founder of the New Baptist Covenant has long accepted the call to the ministry of reconciliation and sees the spike in race- related incidents as a call to serve this generation.  Seeing race as apart of the attacks on the Obama presidency and the rise of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate […]

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Space for Grace

Space for Grace.  It is a national gathering hosted by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS).  There has been national attention placed on the shootings in sacred places of worship and the increased tensions between communities after accusations of police misconduct and brutality.  While the focus must remain there, let’s make space for grace, for […]

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The Double-Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

This week, I was in Decatur, Georgia and presented at ChurchWorks, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference for ministers of spiritual formation and education.  I, along with several others, spoke about the theological rumblings and ruminations of our shared ministry with Christ.  I will present part one of the message here: “Jesus loves the little children/ […]

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Facing Race

Have you heard of “Facing Race”?  It’s a national conference that seeks racial justice and though I don’t believe that there is any justice in race and they are not talking about the race-less life (I suppose that I am ahead of my time here.) at least they are wrestling with their realities with the […]

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