The Double- Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

The conversation I entered into with the attendees of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ChurchWorks this week picks back up and concludes here: I suppose that it is a matter of pride and it’s a mind game. James uses the descriptor “double- minded” when speaking of the doubter who prays[i] but this two-ness is found both in […]

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The Double-Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

This week, I was in Decatur, Georgia and presented at ChurchWorks, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference for ministers of spiritual formation and education.  I, along with several others, spoke about the theological rumblings and ruminations of our shared ministry with Christ.  I will present part one of the message here: “Jesus loves the little children/ […]

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Teach me

Race makes us think that we are know- it- alls, that there are no new people under the sun: “If you’ve seen one, you seen them all.”  Consequently, we don’t stop to look or listen to anyone anymore.  We ask persons, “How are you doing?” but don’t wait for the answer.  It is but a […]

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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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Perspective

What is race doing with our lives?  What is race doing to our lives?  What is race doing for our lives?  What are its benefits, the reasons that we continue to employ it, to keep it, to depend on it? What have we done with our lives, to our lives and to the lives of […]

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Belonging

I belong to you and you belong to me not because of the social construct of race, the social coloring of my skin, the size of my nose or lips, the shape of my eyes or the texture of my hair.  I belong to you and you belong to me not because of a shared […]

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