Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice

Beginning next Sunday, I am going to begin writing a new series of posts lasting exactly one week. Each day will include three praises, one for each of the three traditional hours of prayer in a Jewish day. I am not oblivious to what is going on in the culture today. The injustice, the racism, … More Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice

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America Was Never a Christian Nation — not in any biblical sense anyway

I’ve spent the last two days in meetings with a group of Evangelical Free Church leaders working hard at trying to help one another become a denomination that loves and ministers in such away that ALL PEOPLES are welcomed equally in all areas of ministry and church life. Turns out, it is much harder than … More America Was Never a Christian Nation — not in any biblical sense anyway

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Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership

Part 7 Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel“ Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry“ Part 5: “Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry“ Part 6: … More Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership

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The Nourishing of Multi-ethnic Ministry (Part 6 in a series)

Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel” Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry” Part 5: “Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry“ How is Multi-ethnic Ministry … More The Nourishing of Multi-ethnic Ministry (Part 6 in a series)

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Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry

Part 5 in a continuing series. Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel” Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry”  Becoming intentional in reaching … More Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry

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Killing Racism: With Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

Part 4 in a continuing series. Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel” Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry What were the foundational pillars upon … More Killing Racism: With Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

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Ending Racism with Counter-culture Gospel Ministry: Part 2

Part 2 An excerpt from, an essay I wrote in 2009 for the John Fuder and Noel Castellanos book, A HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY: NEW MODELS FOR URBAN AND SUBURBAN MINISTRY. Discussion and critique invited. See yesterday’s post for part 1. My Journey I grew up as a teenager in the idealistic and embryonic dawning of … More Ending Racism with Counter-culture Gospel Ministry: Part 2

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