Race will not survive

I shared a meditation at a Maundy Thursday service last night titled “Do as I do.” It is a command that highlights the disconnect between our words and our actions.  We know and say what is right but so often, we do not do what is right. We point out the rule while side- stepping the practice of […]

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Not Your Average Identity

During this season of Lent, a kind of forty- day challenge for some believers, I have been reflecting on surrender and what we mean when we say, “I give up.”  In the practice of our faith, according to the terms and conditions of our discipleship, giving up is a good thing.  Dare I say, it is […]

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The Life Race Has Planned For Us

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell, an American writer and lecturer, had it right.  Echoing the words of the writer of Proverbs, Campbell reminds us that there is a difference between the […]

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Seven Habits of a Race-less Christian

It’s a popular beginning for a book title.  I’ll spare you the examples.  And the number seven is considered lucky so, why not.  Seriously, I am not concerned with popularity (Well, maybe a little.) and I don’t think that persons would describe my approach to the social construct of race as a lucky one.  Most […]

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This may sound absurd

“If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.” ~ Albert Einstein I am not sharing the most popular message.  It has certainly been perceived as naive, misinformed and premature.  I seem to have missed a few steps, be lacking in experience or unable to see the full […]

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Race: How do you see it?

~ An author unknown Colored people.  Do we really see beige, black, brown, red, yellow,  and white people?  By this, I mean, do you see persons who’s skin is physically colored this way living with you, walking past you, standing in line or behind the counter at the grocery store? If the answer is no and I […]

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We have a column!

Baptist News Global has asked me to write a monthly column for their “Perspectives” page and I have accepted.  Of course.  I am so grateful to the editor, Robert Dilday and the staff for the opportunity to share my perspective on the social construct of race and its intersections as it relates to our Christian […]

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