Archive for : June, 2011
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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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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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by Michael Foust ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BP)–Driven largely by opposition from African American members and black churches, the Maryland House of Delegates March 11 likely killed a “gay marriage” bill for the year after it became evident it lacked the votes for passage. Following some three hours of debate — and with the gallery expecting a vote on the bill itself — House leadership suddenly called for a voice vote for the bill to be recommitted back to a committee. That […]

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By Stephanie Samuel Chicago pastors, ministers and political figures gathered at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside, Ill., to establish Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man of God and a leader who fought for the civil rights of African-Americans. At the same time, they made it clear that King was not a champion for gay rights. The group, which largely consisted of African-Americans, gathered Monday to speak out and commune together at a luncheon. Most of the concerns shared were that […]

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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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