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Tag: Racial Reconciliation
Preaching in Times of Upheaval
Knowing that your preaching is limited in possible impact, don’t see proclamation as your primary witness.
Edgar Bazan ~ Racism & Bias: We All Suffer
Racism denies the image of God in humankind. It seeks to destroy God’s likeness in every person, both in those who invite and ignore racism, and in those who are the recipients of it, repudiating what God created and the way God created it.
Biblical Posture in Public Life: Witness & Injustice
Peacemaking cannot be separated from truth-telling. It involves calling injustice by name.
Kevin Murriel ~ Pressing through the Pain
Note: Today as we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the state of our church and our nation today, we revisit these…
Elizabeth Moyer ~ The Unity of the Faith: Gifts of Congregational Authenticity
If I agree that the gifts described in Ephesians 4:11 emphasize living outside of the church's internal life, I must accept responsibility for my gifting. What…
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Testify: Many Voices, One Song
“The time is always ripe to do right.”
Tom Fuerst ~ One Thing White Evangelical Parents Can Do
By establishing the habits of observing other people’s sufferings, of taking time to notice the pain and fear around them, we teach our children a genuinely Christian ethic. And in this, my hope is that they become adults who care about justice and equality for everyone. My hope in conversations like this is to sensitize my children to the lived experiences of others. My hope is that our children grow up able to hear, rather than disregard, the fears of others.
Kevin Murriel ~ The Fallacy of a White Liberation Theology
So strong is this ideology among many white church leaders, those in theological circles, and some in society, that it rings loudly of “White Liberation!” suggesting that acknowledging ones’ privilege has liberated the individual from the bondage of systems that work on their behalf. I am concerned with the white Christian who wants to do something prophetic like telling other white people in their churches that they are privileged while at the same time only communing with white people.
Wesleyan Accent ~ In Their Words: When Pastors Face Prejudice
It took me some time to share these reflections because in recalling these experiences, it was like pulling the Band-Aid off the wound. Some wounds never really heal because another one plops on top of it. They just become scar tissue that irritates us under the skin.