A lot of denominations in America have a sordid history with the question of race. At the very least, we have been silent about the subject.
Note: Today as we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the state of our church and our nation today, we revisit these…
If we could love ourselves with compassion and have self-awareness of our needs and suffering, we would be able to relate to others and treat them in the way we would like to be treated.
This Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr weekend, our sermon comes from Rev. Yvette Blair-Lavallais, one of the preachers at The Gathering in Dallas, Texas.
Faith can easily get mixed with culture, wherever and whenever Christian faith exists.
Limits that people try to put on women do not change the identity God has given them as ministers of the Gospel.
“The time is always ripe to do right.”
It took me some time to share these reflections because in recalling these experiences, it was like pulling the Band-Aid off the wound. Some wounds never really heal because another one plops on top of it. They just become scar tissue that irritates us under the skin.
In a Seedbed Seven Minute Seminary segment called, “Race as a Gospel Issue,” Lisa Yebuah’s story will challenge and encourage you as you live out your baptismal identity.
Much of the time, officers do exactly what they are supposed to do, and for this we can be grateful.
But they are armed. And the weapons they carry can easily kill people. This means that police officers must be trained to be extraordinarily disciplined in their perceptions of situations and people, and extraordinarily restrained in their use of deadly force. Otherwise the power they have to protect the innocent becomes a power to destroy the innocent.