Space for Grace

Space for Grace.  It is a national gathering hosted by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS).  There has been national attention placed on the shootings in sacred places of worship and the increased tensions between communities after accusations of police misconduct and brutality.  While the focus must remain there, let’s make space for grace, for […]

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Charleston: A Sign up Sheet

The details of the shooting in Charleston at the historic Emanuel AME Church continue to unfold.  We had a picture of the suspect and his car.  Then, we had his name: Dylann Moody.  Now, there is a suspect in custody. The names, pictures and stories of his victims are being released.  In turn, our grief […]

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Opposites do not attract

I know that my work is hard, that my words are difficult, that a race-less gospel can be hard to believe and believe in.  I believe it and initially, I was afraid to say it. It was not that I felt it was wrong, that I was not “fully persuaded,” that I thought that I […]

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“How long? Not Long!”

“How long will we waver between two opinions?” ~ First Kings 18.21 Delivered on the steps of Montgomery, Alabama’s State Capitol, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech after a successful march from Selma to Montgomery on March 25, 1965.  I was reminded of his words after hearing someone say, “We’ve come […]

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Gracism

Founding pastor of the multicultural 2,000 member Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Maryland and author of Gracism: The Art of Inclusion, David Anderson believes that cultural diversity within Christian communities is the answer to cultural division.  He hopes to provide a positive response to racism.

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