What is race doing here?

We are very spiritual people… in church. We make for great Christians between 11 a.m. and noon. It is so easy to share a hymnal, to forgive someone who steps on our toe as she slides into the seat next to us, to smile and greet a new visitor.  We behave as if God only […]

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A Christian Community

“How can we pray accurately for and harmoniously with the other members of God’s people?  Through song: song establishes all the members of the congregation in organic relationship.  The Christian recovers a sense of community and experiences the dynamics of community not through the categories of sociology but through the music of liturgy.  We would […]

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The Spiritual Disciplines of a Race-less Church

During this Lenten season, we seek to draw nearer to God by walking more closely with Christ.  Like the Christ, who demonstrated in the wilderness that true identity is revealed not through what we so easily accept but by what we unequivocally deny, we too are closer to Jesust when we deny our racialized selves […]

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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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