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My Struggle with New Monasticism God’s Politics Blog

God’s Politics: A Blog by Jim Wallis & Friends. Here is a great blog addressing some of the issues I have about the way some proponents of new church movements approach what they do in relation to people of color. … Continue reading

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Sankofa racial reconciliation bus tour

          In one Thursday afternoon in August after a drive from Grand Rapids to Chicago I boarded a bus with about 40 other people and started out on my first Sankofa journey. Sankofa (looking back to move forward) is a … Continue reading

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the bigot in my brain

 NPR had a great segment yesterday on the hidden (racial) prejudices we all carry. The author of an article called the bigot in my brain and the developer of a test of hidden prejudices suggested that all of us carry a … Continue reading

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damned if you do redux

OK so it is clear that i wasn’t very clear in my thoughts in this post  damned if you do damned if you don’t. This is not about being politically for Obama or Clinton. It is my observation of how differently … Continue reading

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the power of what if

One of the most powerful lessons learned in my recent diversity training with Steve Robbins is the power of asking the question, what if? I have applied that learning to the recent conversations about race and the emergent ( not … Continue reading

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damned if you do and damned if you don’t

First he was criticized for not being a fighter now Obama is being criticized because his was/is a political fighter. Check out his article on CNN. Obama played hardball in first Chicago campaign – CNN.com The double standard strains credibility … Continue reading

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why race matters VII – credibilty, race and class

So here’s another set of reasons why we can’t ignore the issue of race if the church is to emerge into something other than refuge a disgruntled white intellectuals. There is a credibility gap in our society and it strains … Continue reading

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race matters V here a noose there a noose every where a loose noose

OK everywhere you look it seems there are nooses being hung. First Jena then a long Island police station, then the door of a Columbia university professor. Note that two of these are in the north where it is suggested … Continue reading

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race, culture and the michael richards thing

I have watched, read and listened to all the talk about Michael Richards racial meltdown last week. Now I’m ready to wade into the hype. I have to say of the bat, I was never a fan of Seinfield; (it always amazed … Continue reading

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