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Racial Righteousness

A Response to Barna’s Study, “Where Do We Go From Here?”

by: Wayne Stapleton

This past August marked 400 years after the first enslaved Africans were recorded as coming to the shores of Jamestown, Virginia. That moment was transformative for the United States, and it is impossible…

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How History Can Help Us Examine Ourselves

by: Wayne Stapleton

When I was on staff at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, I loved how the church leadership pursued having a worship stage that reflected the diversity of church attendees.

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Tragic History Can Teach the Church How to Lament

by: Wayne Stapleton

Much of Black history is uplifting, and one of the reasons why is because so much of it is also tragic. But just like other historical events, we want to celebrate courage and bravery and the best of people while lamenting the evil that has taken place.

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Black History Month and the Body of Christ

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Because of the deep connection Black people have with the church, the history of the church and Black History Month are intertwined. Enslaved Blacks received the Christian religion in their new land, seeing the true Jesus behind the one worshiped by their slave masters.

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Black History Month and the Body of Christ

by: Wayne Stapleton

Because of the deep connection Black people have with the church, the history of the church and Black History Month are intertwined. Enslaved Blacks received the Christian religion in their new land, seeing the true Jesus behind the one worshiped by their slave masters.

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Let the Sermon Be Interrupted: The Church, First Nations, and Reconciliation

by: Mark Buchanan

And yet, is reconciliation even the right word? Many First Nations people don’t think so. Many observe reconciliation implies restoring the relationship to a former level of mutual warmth and trust and affection and intimacy.

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Book Recomendations from Wayne Stapleton

by: Wayne Stapleton

In light of focusing this month on racial righteousness, Wayne Stapleton has provided a few book recommendations as resources.

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Important Conversations and Exciting Announcements

by: Joanna Clark

Starting in September 2018, Executive Director Dan Hamil led a process of discernment to determine God’s direction in hiring a new vice president…

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