Regular Posts Tagged : ‘Live out your Values’
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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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Church Diversity: Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week, Scott Williams, former LifeChurch.tv campus pastor (New Leaf Publishing Group, 2011) Church Diversity is more than a book – it’s a movement of God, pastors, ministry leaders, volunteers, congregants, and the community. It’s about the Church changing its perspective to become part of a culture-changing and world-changing movement. A new and different future begins with the turning of these pages, taking this journey, and speaking the truth in this vital conversation: How […]

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PHOENIX (BP)–If Southern Baptists are going to fulfill their God-given mission in a lost world, they must deal with fragmentation and self-centeredness and recommit themselves to gratitude, trust, unified ministry and honesty, messengers were told during the opening session of the SBC annual meeting June 14. “We have been headed in the wrong direction, in several ways,” said Frank Page, SBC Executive Committee president, during the EC’s report to the convention. “Our convention is fracturing into various groups, some theological, […]

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PHOENIX (BP)–Southern Baptist Convention messengers meeting in Phoenix June 14-15 adopted an historic report encouraging ethnic diversity, witnessed dozens of leaders standing together in support of a landmark unity pledge, and saw hundreds of pastors and laypeople volunteer to lead their churches to embrace one of the world’s 3,800 unengaged people groups. It was the lowest-attended annual meeting in 67 years, with just over 4,800 in attendance, but the substance of the meeting led plenty who attended to argue it […]

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by Mickey Noah ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–”We all came over on different ships, but now we’re all in the same boat.” That’s what Chris McNairy, a leader on the North American Mission Board’s multiethnic mobilization team, told about 40 pastors and leaders at the 2011 Ethnic Leadership Summit at NAMB’s offices in Alpharetta, Ga. Twenty-seven Southern Baptist Convention ethnic fellowships and networks encompass an array of people groups: African, African American, Cambodian, Chinese, Deaf, Filipino, Greek, Ghanian, Haitian, Hispanic, Hmong, Hungarian, […]

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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 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 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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Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity, Edward Gilbreath (Ed. Urban Ministries & Christianity Today) Journalist Edward Gilbreath gives an insightful, honest picture of both the history and the present state of racial reconciliation in evangelical churches. He looks at a wide range of figures, such as Howard O. Jones, Tom Skinner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson and John Perkins. Charting progress as well as setbacks, his words offer encouragement for black evangelicals feeling alone, […]

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