Hard Words: Preaching about Racial Violence and Police Brutality

The Christian Century initiates a conversation for pastors of predominately “white” congregations to talk about racial violence in general and Ferguson specifically in an article titled “How pastors talk about Ferguson.”  C. Browning Helsel offers “A Word to the Whites: Preaching about Racism in White Congregations,” challenging those who identify as socially colored white to consider […]

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Come, Jesus, Come

Come, Jesus, come We are waiting on peace. Come, Jesus, come We are waiting on truth. Come, Jesus, come We are waiting on justice. Come, Jesus, come We are waiting on You. * Come, Jesus, come We are waiting on hope. Come, Jesus, come We are waiting on love. Come, Jesus, come We are waiting […]

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No Indictment: Lessons learned from Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri has commanded the attention of many persons across the nation for months now.  Police brutality, even suspected excessive force in cases involving European American police officers and African American suspects, is a sensitive issue in America for many reasons, some of which are founded; others of which are not.  Many persons see this […]

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