Didn’t you promise?

“Cross my heart and hope to die. Stick a needle in my eye.”  Our promises use to mean something.  As children, we took our commitment– no matter how trivial or time- sensitive– seriously.  We meant what we said with our little mouths about a rumor we had heard or the score of last night’s game.  […]

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A Multicultural Bible

We have all kinds of Bibles that vary in language, size, appearance, focus, audience and even translation.  There is seemingly a Bible for every kind of person.  For some, the King James Version has been dethroned, replaced with Eugene Peterson’s The Message or some other version with less thees and thous.  Still, the Bible is […]

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Segregation is Decreasing in Some Churches

That’s what yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article by Laura Meckler is reporting in “How Churches Are Slowing Becoming Less Segregated.”  In the article, the senior pastor of the Peoples Church of Cincinnati, Rev. Beard, makes a necessary connection, “If the church is segregated, no wonder the city is segregated.” For Reverend Beard, the Church determines […]

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A Race-less Church is Coming Soon?

Jeff Brumley wrote in August of 2012 “Pastors forsee a raceless church.”  But, before I celebrate this word of encouragement, I must say that Brumley’s definition of a multicultural church: “(socially colored) black and white church members” is incorrect.  Two cultures is bicultural not multicultural.  And though this is a great triumph for American Christianity, […]

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Tools for Christ’s Multicultural Church

Do you serve a multicultural congregation or believe that your church should be culturally diverse?  Then, these resources are for you!  As members of Christ’s body, our witness will be dysfunction so long as we remain disconnected.  Join me in spreading the race-less gospel of Jesus Christ, just one of the tools for Christ’s multicultural […]

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The Mark of True Reconciliation

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members […]

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The Next Evangelicalism: Appreciating the Multicultural Church

“If you’re going to be a missionary, pastor or leader in this new multicultural reality and you’ve never had a non-white mentor, you’re not a missionary, pastor or leader but a colonialist.” ~ Dr. Chan- Rah Invited to Fuller Seminary, Dr. Soong Chan- Rah gives us “some old news, some good news and a challenge […]

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