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Why Are We Afraid?

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Why Are We Afraid?

Don’t get me wrong, you can’t grow up as a white kid in the south without absorbing at minimum some racial bias and prejudice, especially if you’re raised in a “Christian” home. Chances are, your childhood church experience was nearly completed segregated, but probably never discussed.

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We Need To Keep Talking About Race

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We Need To Keep Talking About Race

I’m starting with me. I’m screwed up. I have prejudices in my heart that I am examining and expunging. I have work to do. If all of us are honest, we’ll acknowledge that all of us have prejudice and even the seeds of racism in our hearts, planted by a legacy of the sin of slavery and nourished by the fear and segregation of our own experiences. I think step # 1 is non-defensively acknowledging that.

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A Letter to My Fellow Evangelicals (To be read on the morning of November 9th)

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A Letter to My Fellow Evangelicals (To be read on the morning of November 9th)

I know many of us are still licking our wounds. We thought that Trump was the only person who could save our nation. He told us so repeatedly. He was wrong, and we were wrong for believing him. Our nation needs healing. Our nation needs forgiveness. Our nation needs love. If we reach out to our African American, Hispanic, LGBT communities and confess that we were wrong, they will forgive us in a heartbeat. If you don’t believe me, just try it, today. 

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Why I Don't Say "All Lives Matter."

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Why I Don't Say "All Lives Matter."

When the African-American community asserts that #blacklivesmatter it’s because they genuinely perceive that they have not been allowed a seat at the table. Can any of us deny that their perception is well-founded in the racial narrative our nation has told since its inception? Our response as the majority white population should not be to say that #alllivesmatter. Instead, those of us that have always had a seat at the table should take the first step. We should stand up for our dark-skinned brothers and sisters and agree that their lives matter too.

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