Regular Posts Tagged : ‘Authenticate the Struggle’
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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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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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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 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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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 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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