Category : Seek to Understand
5 years, 8 months ago 0

By David Roach/KBC Communications Feb 10, 2012 WOODBURN, Ky. (BP) — “Is that church down there supposed to be a black church or a white church?” The question was intended as a complaint to pastor Tim Harris about Woodburn (Ky.) Baptist Church’s campus in nearby Franklin. But he took it as a compliment. “I say, if you can’t tell, we’re doing something right,” Harris said. “… It’s not mostly white with a few black folks or mostly black. You can’t […]

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5 years, 8 months ago 1

A White Man’s Journey into Biblical Black History Coincidence or Cover-up? The unique presentation of Dr. Joel A. Freeman, a White man from Canada. He shares the journey he has taken in co-creating the book and film, Return to Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man. The book is endorsed by Bill Cosby, Julius Erving, Ben Carson, Tony Campolo, Tony Evans and many others. Dr. Freeman served as a veteran mentor/chaplain to the NBA Washington Bullets/Wizards for 19 years. […]

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5 years, 9 months ago 1

According to February 5, 1964 edition of Baptist Press, “the Baptist Convention of Maryland adopted a resolution at its annual session [last] November ‘strongly’ urging member churches ‘to open their services of worship and instruction to men of all races, treating them without discrimination because of color in regard to fellowship and membership.’” At the time, two Baltimore-area churches (Gregory Memorial Baptist Church, Valley Baptist Church) and First Baptist Church of Cambridge, Md., among others, voted that race would not […]

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By Shannon Baker BCM/D National Correspondent, BaptistLIFE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Four busloads of church members from African American and Anglo churches gathered on October 9 to visit the newly unveiled Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial in Washington, D.C. The groups met at Solid Rock Church in Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial and celebrate afterwards in a joint worship service for both races. “It was a great opportunity, and I’m glad we went forward with it,” shared organizer James Dixon, pastor of […]

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6 years ago 0

Tim Keller: Your church should be as multi-ethnic as your neighborhood. via How Churches Model Racial Diversity. Question: What do we lose with racially homogenous churches? Keller:    I actually do think the African-American Churches have more to lose then we white churches do.  Now, if you go in the Redeemer, you’re going to find that Redeemer is about 45% Anglo, about 45% Asian and about 10% Black and Hispanic.  A lot of the churches in the middle or in the […]

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6 years, 1 month ago 0

  Click on photo for a larger image. Open Church has put together an infographic to raise awareness for the huge race, gender, and geography gap among global Church influencers. It is a compelling visual that shows how unbalanced the global Church is by who influences it. For example, 80 percent of global Church influencers are Americans, but Americans account for only 10 percent of the world’s Christians. Only 1 in 20 global Church influencers are women. Three in four are white(73.5%). What are […]

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6 years, 2 months ago 0

Recognizing that the body of Christ is made up of members from every tongue, hue and culture, the Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) welcome you to our journey toward wholeness at God’s abundant table. As one of the four mission priorities of our Church, Reconciliation Ministry welcomes you to our intentional effort to become a Pro-Reconciling/Anti-Racist church – a church where the gifts of all of God’s children are honored and shared. To view how this […]

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6 years, 4 months ago 1

PHOENIX (BP)–The multi-ethnic emphasis of the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2011 annual meeting has made it “one of the best conventions I’ve ever been to,” James Dixon told participants at the National African American Fellowship June 14. Dixon, in his second year as president of the organization that was founded in the early 1990s, said he chose 33 years ago to cooperate with the SBC. The pastor of El-Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Md., said, however, he had a concern. […]

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6 years, 4 months ago 0

By Tom Strode Evangelical Christians can learn much from William Wilberforce’s example about God’s power in working through His people to overcome grave social evils, says Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land. Land and other evangelical leaders commented on the lessons to be learned from Wilberforce on the occasion of the theatrical opening this weekend of “Amazing Grace,” a new movie about the British abolitionist. The movie is being released on the 200th anniversary of Parliament’s vote to ban the […]

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6 years, 4 months ago 0

By Clayton Hardiman | Muskegon Chronicle  In the church in which I was raised, the words brother and sister had special meaning. They described a relationship in a larger family, one that dwarfed the mother and seven siblings with whom I shared a crowded apartment, a common last name and a tight genetic link. In this larger family, brother and sister had added meaning — a sharing of not only experience but faith and conviction. In our church parlance, the titles […]

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