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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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why race matters VI – look who’s talking about race

Recently person whose  church hired an African American pastor to “help” them reach out to diverse community was distressed to learn that the pastor was frustrated by the lack of awareness in the mostly white church about what was happening in Jena. There was a … 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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why race matters

While browsing I came across an interesting story it reflects an ongoing lack of understanding among about race and racism that I have most recently experienced with some Christian folks I’ve been meeting with. Here’s a quote Hey, black guy … Continue reading

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Frightened Black Family Flees Pomo Church

While browsing over the Christianity/emerging church category over at wordpress.com I came across this "gem".  Thanks to Fajita blog for the lead No suits, no ties, no Sunday shoes. I told one of the ushers that he needed to show … Continue reading

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Telling the story – Wise words from Tony Campolo

In an article on On Evangelicals and Interfaith Cooperation, an interview with Tony Campolo makes this statement that I think is relevant to the spiritual practice of (racial) reconciliation I suggested in my post emergent thread. TC: Rather than making … Continue reading

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post-emergent where do we go from here? Chaos or community, inclusion and embrace

At the risk of becoming what I have critiqued I think I ought to suggest what can happen beyond the talk about post emergent. A speech by Dr. King Where do we go from here: Chaos or community? that later became a … Continue reading

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can the emerging church emerge without racial reconciliation?

I’ve been asking myself this question for  a while now. Steve argue posted his impressions of Randall Jelks talk at Calvin College’s January series prompted these thoughts. He quotes Jelks I am not free if my sister is not free. I am … Continue reading

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post-emergent conversation continues

Maurice Broaddus has been continuing the conversation about my post emergent post cross pollinating on his message board. There have been some interesting thoughts added to the conversation. Thought I’d post some and my responses here. Dark-skinned theologians???…wait…but…but….isn’t Jesus that pale-white, … Continue reading

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