Surprise is not a valid response to racism in America

Recently, I was talking to a man named Garrett, who I think identifies as a Christian.  He took issue with a recent article published by Relevant magazine that posed the question, “Should Pastors Who Don’t Speak Up About Racism Resign?”  It is an interesting question in light of the recent resignation of Rev. Robert W. Lee IV, a […]

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The Rise of Hatred

This recent report reads like a prayer list for me.  The Washington Post has described 2015 as the year of ‘enormous rage’ and there seems to be hatred to go around.  The rhetoric of this political cycle’s presidential candidates has only added to the tension and division.  So, we hate for racial, religious, economic and […]

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Praying for our hatreds

“It is easy to be honest before God with our hallelujahs; it is somewhat more difficult to be honest in our hurts; it is nearly impossible to be honest before God in the dark emotions of our hate. … We must pray who we actually are, not who we think we should be.  … The […]

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How Race Rejects Us

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” ~ Psalm 118.22 Race does not give our lives a chance.  They are not allowed to speak for themselves.  Race says before we are born, “I know you already and I know what you can and cannot do.”  It is a god of our thoughts. […]

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Trayvon Martin: Trying Your Unconscious Beliefs

 After returning from church this afternoon, my husband and I grabbed a blanket and found our favorite spots on the couch in order to watch Meet The Press. “Because if it’s Sunday, it’s Meet The Press.” The opening theme was “Race in America” and its roundtable discussed the nation’s emotional reaction to the Trayvon Martin […]

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Hardened Hearts: How Race Makes Us Emotionless

Harden. The word only appears twelve times throughout the entire Bible. Of the three times that it is recorded in the New Testament, all are found in the book of Hebrews (3.8,15; 4.7) and the writer is quoting a verse of Psalm 95. The rest are recorded in the Old Testament, the majority of which are the Lord’s […]

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Before The Sun Goes Down

“You took off your former way of life, the old man that is corrupted by deceitful desires; you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds; you put on the new man, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.  Since you put away lying, speak the truth, […]

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