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#Friday5

July 3rd Every Friday I post 5 things from around the web that I think are worth reading/seeing/thinking about.   Some leave me dismayed, discouraged, overwhelmed.  Others make me want to stand up and cheer.   What do you think of my picks this week?  Anything you would add? 1 Farewell to America By Gary Younge –

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Why Reconciliation?

Only We Can Model It Sometimes, in the midst of all that is going on, it’s hard for even me to remember why reconciliation is important.  My audio/visual guru, Nate, made this short for me from one of my sermons.  It’s for my youtube page and to use as an intro when I’ll be on

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Goodness

What Does it Mean to be Good? Did you all hear the eulogy that President Obama gave for the slain South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney?  It was incredible and the part that really stood out for me was the section about Reverend Pinckney being a good man.  He was indeed a good man. Here’s

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Defining Whiteness

#Preach! Today I want to call your attention to a post written by Dr. Willie James Jennings over on Religion Dispatches.  He and I attended Fuller Seminary together and he is one of the most insightful and brilliant theologians that I know.  He is currently a Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity

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Bree Newsome!

Modern Day Revolutionary!   “The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?” Have you all seen the video of Bree Newsome climbing the flagpole outside of the South Carolina state capitol to bring down the Confederate battle flag?  She is a true revolutionary and example to us all.  What an inspiration!