Under Our Skin:  Getting Real about Race in the Church

At this past summer’s North American Christian Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, a panel discussion took place entitled, “Under Our Skin:  Getting Real about Race in the Church.” Four panelists shared from their personal journeys and identified practical steps every church can take to heal the divide, and build congregations that TRULY are for everyone. 

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The Call for an Unarmed Empire

“Church should feel like coming home. It doesn’t for everyone. That reality must change.” As I read Sean Palmer’s challenging new book, Unarmed Empire, the above quote from the Introduction struck me immediately and stayed with me throughout. Palmer says the church needs a “new imagination” if we are to truly love our neighbor, particularly 

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Monuments, Memorials and Your Ministry

As the recent discord surrounding Confederate memorials became a nationwide conversation, an excellent article was published in the September issue of Christianity Today: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching, by D. L. Mayfield With the author’s permission, Dream of Destiny director, Travis Hurley, recently preached the article, supplementing it with additional Scriptures and thoughts. The audio 

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Trust Your Gut with Charlottesville… Right?

Conventional wisdom says, “Trust your gut… your first instinct is usually right.” Not this week. Not with the news coming out of Charlottesville, VA. You’ve seen the images, I’m sure. Protesters with tiki torches. Counterprotesters with candles lit. Screaming, yelling, fighting. A heinous act of domestic terrorism that killed one person and injured many more. A 

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