Category : Seek to Understand
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By Michelle Vu A pastor-turned-professor exposes the problem of segregation in U.S. churches, pointing out that only seven to eight percent of American congregations are integrated. This is unacceptable from a biblical standpoint, stated Soong-Chan Rah, author of Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Culture. Churches, which are given the image of a multicultural heaven, need to lead in forming multiethnic communities, he said. But presently, schools and neighborhoods in America are more integrated than churches. “We are not doing […]

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By BILL MAXWELL In a Fox News interview, Clinton made a point about presidential leadership, saying, “Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took a president to get it done.”Although the uproar caused by Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s comments about President Lyndon Johnson and slain civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. has disappeared from the front pages, a cautionary tale about black irrationality regarding race has […]

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In the linked article below, Christianity Today writer Edward Gilbreath examines why blacks are leaving evangelical ministries. Exit Interviews | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction. Edward Gilbreath is editor of Today’s Christian and author of Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity (InterVarsity, 2006), from which this article was adapted. Originally posted on January 15, 2007.

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By Lillian Kwon Richard Coleman has a passion for missions. But he’s concerned that many of his African-American brethren aren’t on the same page with him. Black churches overall have not been reinforcing the missionary force out of the United States. And Coleman is hoping they’ll confront their longstanding lack of involvement and make their way overseas to the millions who have never heard of Jesus. According to the 2007 African American Missions Mobilization Manifesto by Columbia International University, blacks […]

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by DAVE MILLER I received an email from someone who was “in the know” relative to some of the decisions that I have been critical of here.  I’ll call him Jason Bourne (Obviously, NOT his real name).  He responded in a reasoned and forthright way to some of the comments that I (and others) have made here about Dwight McKissic’s motion about racism in the SBC. It is really important to see all sides of things.  Jason gently shared a different […]

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By DAVE MILLER Dwight McKissic said something to me the other day that absolutely shocked me.  He had called me about another matter, and but he told me something that really disturbed me. The podium at the SBC Annual Meeting last year was just like me – lily white!  When he made his motion to make racism as serious an offense as homosexuality in the SBC bylaws, there was not a single person of color involved in making the decisions.  He […]

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by Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr. The Southern Baptist Convention needs to call a solemn assembly and repent for passive and intentional acts of racism in SBC life since the ‘95 apology statement. I coincidently happened to see Frank Page at the Louisville Airport in June ’09 at the close of the Annual SBC meeting. This gave me an opportunity to respectfully point out to him that not one Black person was appointed to the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force at […]

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By Larry James November 30, 2007 Last year October 19, Harvard Divinity School hosted James Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, to present the 2006 Ingersoll Lecture. What follows is an essay based on the speech Cone delivered. His subject was provocative, as is typical with Cone: the cross and the lynching tree. When I was in seminary, I had the wonderful opportunity to enroll in a summer school class with Dr. Cone. He has […]

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  By Dan Crow We all know of a Deante, even if we don’t really know a “Deante.” We see “Deantes” in movies, read about them in books and magazines and see their stories on the news or TV dramas. And it is always the same: Deante has a dilemma. A real one. A dilemma occurs when one is faced with making a choice that has no positive outcome. When facing a dilemma, there may be more than one choice, […]

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  By Bob Allen ATLANTA (ABP) — The American Civil War led Baptists in the South to forsake their historic commitment to the separation of church and state and embrace Christian nationalism, the head of a Baptist history organization says on a new website. Bruce Gourley, executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, says the Civil War challenged Baptist convictions that had been hard won by a persecuted minority fighting for religious freedom in Europe and Colonial America. Defending slavery […]

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