The Raceless Gospel is all over the place

The Raceless Gospel is going places and by this I mean, the message is spreading. What began as a question and led to ten years of seeking answers around human identity, the sociopolitical construct of race and belonging in authentic Christian community is now my journey, my path, my way forward, my whole world. I […]

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Martin Luther King on being a transformed nonconformist

“Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” | Romans 12.2 “‘Do not conform’ is difficult advice in a generation when crowd pressures have unconsciously conditioned our minds and feet to move to the rhythmic drumbeat of the status quo.  Many voices and forces urge us to […]

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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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Not Your Average Identity

During this season of Lent, a kind of forty- day challenge for some believers, I have been reflecting on surrender and what we mean when we say, “I give up.”  In the practice of our faith, according to the terms and conditions of our discipleship, giving up is a good thing.  Dare I say, it is […]

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Barna Reports “Racial Divides in Spiritual Practice”

“It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’ clock on Sunday morning.” {Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.} Last month, Barna released a report on the differences in spiritual progress according to the social construct of race.  I had planned to discuss this sooner but was distracted, namely by the protests after our most recent […]

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