Proving Love

Love is believed to be the most overused word in our vocabulary. We love to say it. We love how it makes us feel. We want to be in the presence of love, to feel loved, to receive love. We want things to love and people to love us. Thinking that this love cannot hurt […]

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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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A Race-less Meditation

Our world relies mostly on the external for interpretation, meaning and understanding.  We know what we see and we believe it when we see it.  We judge a person based on appearance; we look them over and surmise that we have them all figured out when all we have done is ascribe to them the […]

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The Hardest Commandment

“‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’  He said to them, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This the greatest and first commandment.  And a second it like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these […]

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The Church of the Undivided Christ

This is the title of the sermon that I heard in this morning’s worship service.  Delivered by the Reverend Doctor Robert Smith, Jr., professor of preaching at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, it was inspired by the words recorded in Second Corinthians 5.18-21. He shared with us his intention to marry […]

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Five Lies Christians Believe About Race

“My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in the spirit of gentleness.  Take care that you yourselves are not tempted.  Bear one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if those who are nothing think […]

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