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Current Events
October 23, 2017

Racial Reconciliation: Political or Theological

If racial reconciliation could be legislated by laws, Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation would have reconciled Americans in the 19th century. If racial reconciliation could be achieved by social justice, Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream would have become a reality in…
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Church
October 15, 2017

Operation Christmas Child

I came across a blog post yesterday, written by Judy Wu Dominick, even though she wrote it and posted it a couple of years ago. The reason why it resonated with me and the reason why I am posting it…
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ChurchCurrent Events
October 10, 2017

The devil is in the details: on distractions and causes

In 1942, C.S. Lewis published the Screwtape Letters, a compilation of creatively crafted letters from a sinister fictional character, Uncle Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood. The letters comprised instructions to Wormwood for him to frustrate, block, splinter, harass and lull…
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Current EventsHistory
October 10, 2017

A Nigger and an Uncle Tom

Black people call me “Uncle Tom” far more than White people call me “nigger”. It’s not White people who use racial slurs against me, it’s Black people. They grumble about me because I am Black but think differently than they…
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Current Events
October 6, 2017

What do they stand for?

We know why Colin Kaepernick took a knee, but do we know what he stands for? I don’t think we do, and I’m not sure Kaepernick does either. Last year, when American soccer player Megan Rapinoe took a knee during…
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Single Saints
October 5, 2017

Church, Stop Telling Her to “Wait” on Her Boaz

  Since Google is one of my favorite "friends", I decided to hit her up on one of the most annoying Christian search engine trends.  I typed in “Ruth and Boaz” and her response was telling.: “7 Keys of Finding…
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Ethnicity/Culture
September 23, 2017

The Struggle for Social Justice is a Struggle for Ourselves

There is great emphasis being placed today by Christian social justice activists on remediating the adverse effects of historical and contemporary injustices, particularly as it relates to its generational impact on people of color in America. I will speak more…
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Theology
September 20, 2017

Identity and Baptism

In dealing with the numerous struggles in the Christian life and growth toward maturity and sanctification, I am constantly drawn to the same question that was raised by the apostle Paul in Romans, “Do you not know that all of…
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