Acceptance

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ has accepted you.” | Romans 15.7, NIV Spawned by reports of the current American president’s remarks on immigration, which included speaking of Haiti and the entire continent of Africa (i.e. some 54 countries and two de facto territories) in terms unbecoming of a human being– much less a president, […]

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Resolve to Form New Community

Happy New Year!  Now, before all of confetti is accounted for and removed, before the balloons begin to deflate, returning to their natural state, before you and I lose the momentum of the moment and the newness of this year rubs off, I want to ask you to do something.  I know that it will […]

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Here is the church

“Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors And see all the people.” Life in community is not as simple and straightforward as this children’s rhyme would lead us to believe.  There is more to the church than the building and more to the building than its members.  Instead, we gather each […]

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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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Didn’t you promise?

“Cross my heart and hope to die. Stick a needle in my eye.”  Our promises use to mean something.  As children, we took our commitment– no matter how trivial or time- sensitive– seriously.  We meant what we said with our little mouths about a rumor we had heard or the score of last night’s game.  […]

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