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ethnicity

We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

I’m 38. I grew up in the 1980’s and early 90’s. I remember President Ronald Regan addressing the nation, the launch of MTV, and using an antenna switch on my tube-style television so I could play my Atari. For some of you, I’m really old. But for many of you, I’m still quite young, relatively...
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We Stand For EQUALITY

The Bible, from cover to cover, reflects the inherent dignity, value and worth of the entire human race, indicts us all equally for the guilt of our sin, and speaks of how all of us, any of us, can be redeemed and reconciled through Jesus Christ. Someday, when all the scores are settled over sin...
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Selma

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and When Dreams Become Movements

Go see Selma. Angie and I caught it on Saturday night and were moved by its message. Be prepared for Lyndon Johnson’s profanity and some scenes that are shockingly violent. Both represent realities of the era. Here’s the trailer… Dr. King has been an inspiration to me for a number of years because of his intense...
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The Butler

People of Every Color: You Must See Lee Daniels’ The Butler

What have we done, and why would we do it? That’s the pair of questions that kept going through my mind as I sat in a theater in Rogers, Arkansas last night as we watched Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The synopsis is: As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the...
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Stained Glass

Everybody Belongs, Starting with You

Everybody belongs. We care about the heart, not the skin, the clothes, or the body art. We believe the church ought to be a home for people of every color, shape, personality, story, age, ethnicity, and socio-economic background. We ought to be able to befriend and do life with people who are unique and different...
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Multi-ethnic Church

Why I Hope the Multi-Ethnic Ministry Conversation is Short-Lived

I’m currently reading Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church by Mark DeYmaz. It’s one of several books I’ve read on the subject because it’s a big area of concern for me as a Pastor who is planting a church in a community that is diversifying much more quickly than the churches within it. But I hope the...
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