The Separation of Church and Race

It is my life’s purpose to encourage persons to hang this sign on their soul in response to race, its stereotypes and prejudices: Do not enter.  While I believe that God is without boundary, that God cannot be limited or restricted by the designations of society and culture, that God’s Being cannot be changed, I […]

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Dear Body of Christ

Dear Body of Christ, We are the Body of Christ, not the race or races of Christ.  We are not colors but the children of God, not stereotypes but the saints of God, not prejudicial guesses but members of a royal priesthood.  I thought that we were called to walk in the spirit not after […]

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Why go to church?

For the past few weeks, I have been writing to my children, youth and young adult members, questioning why they come.  We know that most children attend church because their parents bring them.  I mean, they can’t stay at home by themselves.  Teenagers attend because their parents make them.  I’ve heard parents say, “If I’m […]

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Why we are the Church

“The fellowship has its source and origin in Christ.” ~ Mary Rearick Paul We are together because of Christ.  He is the Seamstress that knit us together (Psalm 139.13). We come together because of Christ.  He is the Chief Cornerstone upon which our faith is laid (Ephesians 2.10). We belong together because of Christ.  He […]

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Why the Church doesn’t talk about race

“I can’t think of a clever sermon title.”  “What words rhyme with race?”  “I don’t know where to begin.”  I’m not an expert.”  “It’s too sad.”  “People won’t come to church to hear that.”  “People will leave.”  “I will never forgive them for what they did.”  “It will make people angry.”  “It will hurt.  It’s […]

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