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I Am Racist and so is the Church

An Opening Editorial Yes, you read the title right. I am racist, and so is the majority-white denomination I serve, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). I’m not particularly happy to admit this about myself or my Church. True, I have never … Continue reading

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Grape-Nut Flakes: What I Learned from the Mosaic of Peace Conference

Grape-Nut Flakes. Eleven days in Israel/Palestine…eleven exhausting, eye-opening, life-changing days…so many defining moments, so many stop-dead-in-your-tracks encounters… And the take away? Grape-Nut Flakes. Let me explain. Put 110 Presbyterians in a hotel meeting room in Newark to prepare them for … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit Worthy of Repentance: A Sermon for Ash Wednesday

Texts: Isaiah 55:1-13 and Luke 3:1-22 Each time we gather for worship, the waters of our baptism are before us. In these waters, we are sealed in the new covenant of Jesus Christ. Our sins are washed away as we … Continue reading

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