The Double-Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

This week, I was in Decatur, Georgia and presented at ChurchWorks, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference for ministers of spiritual formation and education.  I, along with several others, spoke about the theological rumblings and ruminations of our shared ministry with Christ.  I will present part one of the message here: “Jesus loves the little children/ […]

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Before you were formed

“Before I formed you  in the womb I knew you…” ~ Jeremiah 1.5, NRSV I had a rigorous and thought- provoking conversation with a friend and mentor in ministry yesterday.  Over a couple of Peruvian dishes, we debated our positions on race.  But, after awhile, I decided to just listen and when I did, I […]

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Colored by the number

  Many of us see ourselves as a colored person.  We are black people, white people, red people, brown people, yellow people, beige people.  Well, maybe the first two are true.  The color wheel doesn’t turn beyond black and white for much of America.  Instead, much more of American society and even other parts of […]

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God Did His Best

God did His best when He created each of us.  Race cannot improve upon us.  And there is nothing that race adds to us that takes away from what God has given us and who God has called us to be.  When God said us, spoke us into being that settled us. No hesitation.  No […]

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If you are looking for the image of God

“But (God) said, “you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.” ~ Exodus 33.20, NRSV “No one has ever seen God.  It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” ~ John 1.18, NRSV The Creator cannot be molded or fashioned […]

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