Tag Archives: racial reconciliation

Care, connection, & community are better than divisiveness

Even when minds disagree, open hearts find much unity and love. Closed hearts, however, succumb to anger and hostility. I’ve conversed with and listened to people of many different ethnicities. When I do, I’m always amazed at how similar we … Continue reading

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I like being liked by people of various skin colors . . .

Stop color-coding people just because of the skin they’re in. You don’t color-code them by their eye-hue, do you? Real love can’t be color-coded. When we really care about people, we don’t ignore, deny, or make light of their pain. … Continue reading

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The race question many people are unwilling to ask . . .

To my white American friends who easily brush aside the concept of racism, try this: Find a black person and assure him/her that you don’t want to argue, but just want to listen and learn. Then ask: Will you tell … Continue reading

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Don’t quaranteen your mind. Download “Off the RACE Track” for FREE.

Make your time stuck at home, meaningful, inspiring, and educational (for free). Quaranteen and isolation may be necessary for Covid 19, but don’t let the Corona Virus quaranteen your mind. From now thru Friday, March 21, 2020, you can download … Continue reading

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Unity in the body of Christ (ekklesia) must include racial diversity, respect, & equality

There is much conversation about unity in the body of Christ and that’s a very important, biblical concept. In fact, the idea comes from Jesus, Himself, and from His prayer in John 17, where He prays that His followers be … Continue reading

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Truth is for telling

Truth is for telling. That’s called honesty. When mixed with mercy and love, it’s powerfully healing. People who are kind, fair, and compassionate in their interactions with all sorts of people are rarely called racist. If you’re not a racist, … Continue reading

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Why all the talk about race?

WHY? WHY is race such a big deal? WHY the accusations of “racism”?

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Would Americans say, “It’s in the past, forget about it,” if . . .

Would American’s say, “It’s in the past, forget about it,” if . . . . . . If another country had claimed for centuries that the Bible teaches that all Americans are cursed by God and then used that claim … Continue reading

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Learning from a black bus driver . . .

Sitting in a parked bus alone with a black bus driver, I began to tell him about my book, Off the RACE Track. After more than an hour, he began to open up to me. About that time a white … Continue reading

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COGIC Pastor’s review of Off the RACE Track

My friend and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) pastor, Larry Britton, reviewed my book: “Steve Simms’ book, Off the Race Track, is thoroughly informative and creative in its approach to sharing many of the details of the African American … Continue reading

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