Doing justice to our bodies: How race wrongs us (Part Two)

With an increase in the surveillance of bodies socially colored black, I feel it necessary to talk about the valuation of the human body and the Church’s role in such a conversation.  With some persons feeling it necessary to call the police as if a customer service agency for humans they deem damaged due the social construct of […]

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Books can take you places

As many of us gear up for summer vacations with flip flops, sunglasses and sunscreen, I want to remind us of the journey offered in books.  Words can take us places.  Within their pages are invitations to journey not just to distant and magical lands but to places closer to home, to undiscovered holy sites […]

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Useless

“It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.” ~ John 6.63 These are the words of Jesus and they follow a “difficult teaching.”  The disciples feedback was not favorable.  The message was not entertaining; the classroom of discipleship was not a fun place to be.  This was a hard lesson to learn. […]

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Christ Saved My Life

Christ saved my life from stereotypes. “In Him, “I am a new creature and all things become new” (Second Corinthians 5.17).  I am not more of the same old colored people, another addition to the racial group.  I am not another number, added into the racial majority or minority. Christ saved my life from prejudice. […]

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Three Ways Our Belief In Race Compromises Our Christian Witness

“Racism has used the American church to battle against God’s will and purpose for his people. Racism has accomplished this goal by encouraging numerous rationalizations for the church’s position on slavery and racial discrimination, positions that are inconsistent with the message of the Bible.” ~Norman Anthony Peart, Separate No More: Understanding and Developing Racial Reconciliation […]

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