Not Worth Much

Yesterday, I shared a message with the congregation titled, “Costly Obedience.”  Unpacking the well- known hymn recorded in Philippians 2.5-11, I invited listeners to consider again the price that Christ paid for our sins.  It was a costly obedience because he was obedient to the point of death– not obedient for personal gain, not agreeable […]

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Numb

How do you feel?  How do experience your self, your life and that of others?  How do you know that it is real and exact and true? And how can you feel when race gets in between us and our skin?  Talk about getting under our skin.  Race separates us from our bodies and picks […]

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Beyond

While I understand the angst, disgust and frustration of those who hear the word post- racial and point quickly to the latest example of racialized injustice (also known as hubris, selfishness, self and other- hatred and self- deception), I struggle with communicating my need to move past the social construct of race.  I am tired of […]

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There is more to life

Life is not always a fight.  It is not all struggle and wrestling, climbing and striving, pulling and pushing.  Still, there are persons who move from argument to argument, from injustice to injustice, from one offense to the next.  If we would listen to them, they would have us believe that there are no respites […]

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We made the rules

“History is made by those who break the rules.” ~ An author unknown If you want to get me fired up, just start talking about how helpless we are in terms of race. If you want to get me energized, just start telling me what I can’t do because of racism, prejudice and stereotypes.  Start […]

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What can we expect of race?

What do we expect of an unjust system, an unfair practice that bases human value and purpose on the social coloring of skin?  Why do we ask of skin, look to the surface to give our lives and the lives we live with others a deeper meaning?  Why place such an expectation on race? Why […]

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I’ve heard it all before

Race frustrates me for many reasons but one that I can’t seem to make sense of is the repetition.  Race has not said anything new about any human being to date.  And I’m tired of hearing the same old story of us versus them, the same old fears: they are going to get you or […]

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