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There is No Such Thing as a Multi-Cultural Church

Now, read that again and let it sink in. There is NO such thing as a multi-cultural church. No. Nope. No such thing! Sure, there are churches that are multi-ethnic. There are those that are diverse when it comes to age, gender, socio-economic status, and background. But differing cultures? No. Many think that when people… Continue reading There is No Such Thing as a Multi-Cultural Church

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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Oh, You See Me

Oh, you see me I’m big and I’m black and I’m loud, and That’s the problem isn’t it? I won’t shut up I won’t sit down You can’t monetize my pain I won’t let you pimp my praise You see me, yet You see the me you need to see, so You can keep seeing… Continue reading Oh, You See Me

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Don’t Remodel, Rebuild

Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild

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Is You Is or Is You Ain’t

While much has been said about the importance of living a life steeped in gratitude, I’m not sure many of us who say we get it, really get it.  It was once pointed out to me that when saying we are grateful, we are saying we are full of gratitude. Being full of gratitude then… Continue reading Is You Is or Is You Ain’t