A Second Prayer for George Zimmerman

Not guilty. This is the verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman concerning the death of seventeen year old high school student Trayvon Martin.  While I am surprised that he was not found to be at fault for any of his actions on February 26, 2012, I am hopeful that this demonstration of social […]

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Duke Divinity School offers resources for reconciliation

Created in 2005, Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation seeks to “inspire, form, and support leaders, communities, and congregations to live as ambassadors of Christ’s reconciliation.”  The Center offers several programs to include a Reconcilers Weekend, a summer institute and a pilgrimage to Uganda.  In addition to these programs and others, the Center also offers resources […]

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Because We’ve Been Forgiven

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ ‘I tell you, not as many as seven,’ Jesus said to him, ‘but seventy times seven. For this reason, the kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king […]

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The Reconciling Race Series: What Does Race Reconcile? (Pt. 6)

“…and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who sin against us.” ~Matthew 6:12 “Jesus, I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me/ Jesus, I’ll never forget how you set me free/ Jesus, I’ll never forget how you brought me out/ Jesus, I’ll never forget/ No, never.” This song declares that I will never […]

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The Reconciling Race Series: What Does Race Reconcile? (Pt. 4)

“Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? [As many as] up to seven times? Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!” ~Matthew 18:21-22 How often does race allow […]

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