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Equipping the Saints

Thinking Deliberately About Gathering

Inspired by Priya Parker’s work, The Art of Gathering It’s starting to happen…meetings in person, happy hours, birthday parties, committees, councils, church!  As we emerge from the enforced isolation that characterized our pandemic response so

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Courage and Racism

Last week Debbie wrote about different types of courage.  As a short review, these are the things she said: Try courage:    it’s just what it seems.  This is the courage to try something for the

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Where Do You Need More Courage?

For the last two weeks I’ve written about courage: Jesus-like courage to share in the dream of the Kingdom coming on earth as it is in heaven and skills that build courage.  Perhaps by now

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Skills That Build Courage

Courage of conviction, courage flowing from passion, courage protected by mercy and forgiveness…this is what last week’s blog talked about, with specific reference to the kind of courage it takes to face racism in ourselves

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It Takes a Lot of Courage

Leadership, Racism, and Our Church Last week Dana shared another segment in her learning and unlearning journey around racism.  Toward the end of that blog, she quoted the late humorist Erma Bombeck who said, “It

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Leadership and Race

Recently,  4/25/21, US Senator Lindsay Graham, R, S.C. declared that, in his opinion, there is no systemic racism in America.  “America is not a racist country,” he said.  (i)  Well, the existence of racist laws

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Malevolent Laws

In my latest JustFaith session, we learned how legislation had been (and still is being) used to continue to oppress people of color.  The following is legislation that took from former slaves and their descendants

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The New Testament and Racism

Last week’s blog looked at what the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) offers Christians considering racism in America. This week, I am daring to move into the Christian Scriptures to see some of what both Jesus

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