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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Segregated Sundays: Genuine Community

Cross- cultural, multicultural, multiethnic or intercultural, whichever is your church’s claim to inclusivity, please be sure that your invitation is sincere, that your congregation understands what these words means and what they mean for the congregation.  It’s about relationship and how we relate to persons across cultures not just during Sunday morning worship but throughout the week.  Because […]

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It’s not a multicultural church if… (Pt. 2)

In April, I talked about the ways in which being a multicultural church is easier said than done.  How I wish that our faith would be enough to bring us together.  Because it is more than enough if we would allow it.  Our shared relationship with Jesus Christ is enough to bring us to the Lord’s table if we would […]

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A Multicultural Bible

We have all kinds of Bibles that vary in language, size, appearance, focus, audience and even translation.  There is seemingly a Bible for every kind of person.  For some, the King James Version has been dethroned, replaced with Eugene Peterson’s The Message or some other version with less thees and thous.  Still, the Bible is […]

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It’s not a multicultural church if…

I know that we want to create heaven on earth, that we want to experience the rich diversity of the kingdom of God now.  But, do we really know what that looks like?  We point to the power of Pentecost and say, “This is who the church is supposed to be.”  Still, so often we […]

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The Gospel and Racial Reconcilation

This year’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Leadership Summit featured author Trillia Newbell.  Her book United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity is discussed and she offers practical steps for reconciliation in relationship.

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Remember Me?

As believers, we are described as the Body of Christ.  Many members and abilities, different cultures and languages, various talents and interests, still we are called the Body.  It does not matter the interpretation, denomination or lack thereof.  It makes no difference how many ministries, members, locations and services we have, we remain one Body. […]

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