Category Archives: diversity

Are we generating life or strife?

Why is it that so often I return from social converse with a spirit worn, a lack, a disappointment—even a sting of shame, as for some low, unworthy thing?   —George MacDonald Have you noticed how these days, almost every … Continue reading

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One God

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is … Continue reading

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One body

We are one. One body. The church around the world is one body. Each person belongs to the whole. Everyone who believes is a part of everyone who believes. There can be no separation or there is no life. It’s … Continue reading

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Only One who can make us one

One love One blood One life You got to do what you should One life With each other Sisters and my brothers One life But we’re not the same We get to carry each other, carry each other One, one … Continue reading

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Caring about justice

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. (Proverbs 29:7) A quick perusal of the use of the word “justice” in the Bible reveals something that is key to the nature of God. … Continue reading

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Finding a way forward

Andy wrote me praying for healing for our country and that we might find “compassion, empathy and tolerance to be our guide forward.” I like his choice of words, and believe that if we can take on these attitudes ourselves, … Continue reading

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Freedom train comin’

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their … Continue reading

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We need to be uncomfortable

by Elizabeth Shirk Elizabeth is our new “millennial writer.” She lives in inner city Chicago where her father is a “missionary” to the art culture there. Elizabeth recently graduated from college with honors and is pursuing a career in teaching. … Continue reading

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