Category Archives: race

MLK’s dream can’t be fulfilled without Jesus

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was brutally murdered for boldly and compassionately standing up for love, unity, and equality. The night before, in his last speech, King said: “I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get … Continue reading

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Statues & Knees (a paradox)

A poem about statues and knees: With statues we honor Men who took up arms In violent rebellion Against America; But we dishonor Those who simply kneel To protest police shootings Of unarmed men.

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Perhaps church could “Let go and let God.”

Human control isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. By letting go of worship services and letting God, Himself, control and personally direct them, church can move into a supernatural dimension. Jesus wants to use you, and all of His … Continue reading

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Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!” So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up … Continue reading

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America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Blog Posts For Black History Month

Would you like to know more about Black History.  Here are my Top Ten Blog Posts about African-American history: 10)  Negro Spirituals — A Message We Desperately Need 9) America’s Forgotten Freedom Fighters 8) Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity 7) … Continue reading

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Characteristics Of Compromised Christianity

Christianity is a challenging faith — a heavenly vision, a high calling — beckoning men and women to live life at a higher level than that of merely satisfying their cravings, compulsions, and self-interest. However, rising above our baser nature … Continue reading

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