The Monotony of Hatred: Race has nothing new to say

Deconstructing race, tearing down the linguistic, legal and living structures that support the defacing of the imago Dei in all human beings is hard work. So is keeping a racialized group propped up to look down their noses at others not chosen to be white. It is easier to simply rinse and repeat after race, […]

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Howard Thurman, Sentimental Christianity and Hatred

“Christianity has been almost sentimental in its effort to deal with hatred in human life. It has sought to get rid of hatred by preachments, by moralizing, by platitudinous judgments. It has hesitated to analyze the basis of hatred and to evaluate it in terms of its possible significance in the lives of people possessed […]

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Racist Incidents at Oberlin College

I am praying for the students and staff of Oberlin College in the wake of multiple expressions of hatred on campus.  May the spirit of Jesus Christ rule their hearts and minds, restore hope so that forgiveness is sought and given and renew courage to continue to build bridges toward cross- cultural friendship and fellowship.  Amen.

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Love’s Lip- Service

“If a man says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” ~ I John 4.20 Valentine’s Day. Today, love is in the air as well as an array of balloons, held […]

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Before The Sun Goes Down

“You took off your former way of life, the old man that is corrupted by deceitful desires; you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds; you put on the new man, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.  Since you put away lying, speak the truth, […]

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