Good Skin

Bad skin.  Good skin.  A larger problem than pimples, blackheads and an oily T- zone, the social coloring of skin and the meanings we associate with it are important.  We talk about our flesh as if we expect it to behave or perform in a certain way, as if it represents our character and can somehow let us down.  Ah, […]

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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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Unpacking the baggage of race

The American racial identity is baggage.  It is a bunch of small containers for our humanity that transport us to the destiny of history.  Race is a round trip backward. There is so much to race, so much that we have to hold on to and positions that we cannot let go.  Race is cumbersome […]

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We are predominately, majority

We are predominately spirit, more spirit than flesh, more breath than earth. We are majority spirit, more than a number, made of a substance that cannot be counted. We are predominately us; there really is no “them,” no human being outside of our shared humanity.  We are all strangers, all immigrants, all travelers passing through this world. […]

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You Can’t Fail

I don’t like race.  I think that this is obvious by now.  But, what I cannot understand is why so many people do, why they choose to accept it despite all of its bad words and behavior, why we give it so much power and allow it to tell us who we and others are […]

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Living From Offense to Offense

“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who […]

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Christ Saved My Life

Christ saved my life from stereotypes. “In Him, “I am a new creature and all things become new” (Second Corinthians 5.17).  I am not more of the same old colored people, another addition to the racial group.  I am not another number, added into the racial majority or minority. Christ saved my life from prejudice. […]

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