It’s our anniversary!

I didn’t forget.  Though I don’t have flowers or dinner reservations, I wanted to wish us a happy eighth anniversary.  I have been writing, thinking, talking about the socio- political construct of race, the malformation of Christian community and the call to be reconciled in a world that thrives on division for 2,920 days.  It […]

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What are we talking about when we talk about race?

We’ve got to come back to ourselves.  We’ve got to take more than a few steps back and  we will have to step on more than a few toes in the process.  But, let’s begin to walk it back.  Let’s go back to the beginning.  Return to the first Word that is certain to be […]

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Useless

“It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.” ~ John 6.63 These are the words of Jesus and they follow a “difficult teaching.”  The disciples feedback was not favorable.  The message was not entertaining; the classroom of discipleship was not a fun place to be.  This was a hard lesson to learn. […]

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Think again and again

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.  To make a deep physical path, we walk again an again.  To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate […]

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God’s people

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you out of all of the people’s on earth to be his people, his treasured possession.” ~ Deuteronomy 7.6, NRSV The scriptures that accompany this verse have been used for all of the wrong reasons: American slavery, Jim […]

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Race is a ‘different gospel’

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel– not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should […]

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What Kind of Christian is a Racist?

You call yourself a Christian.  Well, how can you be a Christian and … It is so easy to ask this question of others.  We are good at observing and judging the behavior, sitting in the bleachers of life pointing out the mistakes of others and what we would have done if we were in […]

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