Hard Words: Preaching about Racial Violence and Police Brutality

The Christian Century initiates a conversation for pastors of predominately “white” congregations to talk about racial violence in general and Ferguson specifically in an article titled “How pastors talk about Ferguson.”  C. Browning Helsel offers “A Word to the Whites: Preaching about Racism in White Congregations,” challenging those who identify as socially colored white to consider […]

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In Your Name

We are all in Your name.  In fact, it is because of Your name that we are guarded, shielded and never without defense. But, Your name should not put persons on the defensive.  It is not a word to be employed during attack attack but is evidence of spiritual awareness. Your name is our hiding […]

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One

“I am no longer in the world but they are in the world and I am coming to You.  Holy Father, protect them by Your name that You have given Me so that they may be one as We are one… I pray not only for these but also for those who believe in Me […]

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Irreconcilable?

Regularly, I check the “Stats” page to see how many persons have read the post for the day.  It is not done to gauge interest or determine what my next post will be about.  It is certainly not done to bolster my ego as the numbers vary too much to undergird my identity with a narcissistic foundation.  Still, the statistics provide more […]

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The Reconciling Race Series: What Does Race Reconcile? (Pt. 6)

“…and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who sin against us.” ~Matthew 6:12 “Jesus, I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me/ Jesus, I’ll never forget how you set me free/ Jesus, I’ll never forget how you brought me out/ Jesus, I’ll never forget/ No, never.” This song declares that I will never […]

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