Begin with the end in mind

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! […]

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Eric Deggans shows us “How to talk about race”

Author and journalist, Eric Deggans leads a discussion on race at a Ted talk in Bloomington and puts the social construct in its place.  Well- informed and well- intentioned, he makes the uncomfortable conversation comfortable and invites us all to “jump in.”

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Ferguson: Drawing Conclusions

Race draws conclusions about people and experiences right from the beginning.  The social coloring of skin determines behavior and whether it will be right or wrong.  It does not matter our age, our temperament or even our socioeconomic status.  Race can never be wrong about you.  Its conclusions are as settled as the imaginary color […]

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Before & After Ferguson

Persons who are protesting the shooting of unarmed teenager, Mr. Michael Brown, Jr., are saying, “I can’t believe we’re here again, that we’re doing this again.”  Some are angry and even disappointed that they are seeing the same old seemingly race- based, race- driven stories and they are responding the same way, using the same words […]

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Ferguson: Given Our History

“We are trapped in history and history is trapped in us,” James Baldwin said.  Perhaps, it is time to remove the snare, to be free to live in the moment.  To receive the present as a gift of newness. While I am certainly one who loves history, reflection and meditating on words of old, I […]

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