Resurgence of Racism: Baptist Conference on Unity Planned

Former President Jimmy Carter and founder of the New Baptist Covenant has long accepted the call to the ministry of reconciliation and sees the spike in race- related incidents as a call to serve this generation.  Seeing race as apart of the attacks on the Obama presidency and the rise of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate […]

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Remember to Dream

More than remembering his name or his birthdate, each year I am challenged to remember the dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  To be sure, it is God’s dream for humanity (Second Corinthians 5.11-21). Prophet and pastor, Dr. King is unmatched in his challenge to America’s citizens to be reconciled to one another.  Echoing […]

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Think About It

The ministry of reconciliation is not one for which our hands go up easily or quickly. There seems always to be a shortage of willing participants.  We are not standing in line to talk about the hurts and wounds, to have hard conversations, to pick away at our stony hearts.  And finding leaders is just […]

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Ethics Daily reminds us that we cannot do this work alone

I believe in partnerships, in hand- holding, of walking and working together.  While it is not always easy or pleasant and there are certainly cases for which it might seem impossible, the ministry of reconciliation requires such action and movement, crossing the tracks, the social color lines and the aisle.  And it not just coming together.  […]

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A Profile in Goodwill

Today is a humbling one for me.  I received the email notification that I would be profiled on the Ethics Daily website early this morning.  I answered the questions for the interview about a month ago.  I knew that it was coming.  Still, I am deeply grateful for the acknowledgement. Some people work for praise […]

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