One in Christ Jesus

Pastor Bruce and I preached together.  It is only the second time that we have shared the message this way; the first was during a special service for graduates this past summer.  It was all his idea but I certainly saw the bigger picture yesterday.  We became one voice, one preacher.  Guided by Galatians 3.26-28, […]

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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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A Declaration of Exceptionalism

I am an exception to the rules of race.  I don’t follow them; I live to break them.  I live my life above the laws of race. Race cannot put me in a box and check me off.  I don’t fit and I won’t bend or contort to do so.  There is more room in […]

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The Habit of Hating: How do we break it?

“I’ve decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. “If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” ~ […]

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Race is a ‘different gospel’

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel– not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should […]

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What is the race-less gospel of Jesus Christ?

What is the race-less gospel of Jesus Christ?  Is it new or revelatory?  No.  It is captured in the Holy Scriptures and offered to us as believers.  But we, as Christians, have not been able to accept God’s vision for humanity due to the social realities of injustice, violence and oppression caused by our acceptance […]

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How Race Rejects Us

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” ~ Psalm 118.22 Race does not give our lives a chance.  They are not allowed to speak for themselves.  Race says before we are born, “I know you already and I know what you can and cannot do.”  It is a god of our thoughts. […]

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