The Gospel and Racial Reconcilation

This year’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Leadership Summit featured author Trillia Newbell.  Her book United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity is discussed and she offers practical steps for reconciliation in relationship.

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Don’t Get Tired

There is no end to the miseries caused by our belief in the social construct of race. There continues to be incidents of racial profiling, racist practices and racialized views of our humanity and its cultures.  I could write about an incident involving the impact of our belief in race every single day of my […]

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Five Scary Things About Race

Today, persons are celebrating Halloween.  I’m not one of them and I have heard arguments for and against it.  That’s not the point of my writing.  Whatever the purpose, I just don’t see the point.  I can buy my son candy anytime and he doesn’t have to dress up for it. Nevertheless, I thought that […]

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The Words That Use Us

“We cannot be too careful about the words we use; we start out using them and they end up using us.” These are the words of well- known pastor and translator of The Message, Rev. Eugene Peterson.  It is a fair warning though not considered frequently enough.  I use to pride myself on the number […]

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What race is really about

It’s about hate versus love.  We will have to choose whether we are going to live in hatred or walk in love.  Before hatred kills, it cripples and without love, we will never walk unimpeded. It’s about us versus them.  We will have to choose to accept that there is only us.  There is no […]

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What believing in race has cost us

Believing in race has cost us our identity.  We have yet to see who we really are.  So covered up in stereotypes, our true self has yet to be acknowledged much less accepted. Believing in race has cost us our authenticity.  Instead, we all “wear the mask that grins and lies.”  We not only pretend […]

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