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Which Way Forward: Toward Unity or Division?

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Church Health | 19 Comments

The call to unity resonated with Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) messengers who convened in St. Louis earlier this summer.  Significant action toward racial reconciliation was taken with overwhelming support. The presidential election went to a second ballot between two candidates who represented different views, styles, and emphases within the SBC. The second ballot ended in […]

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Mourning and Hope in Violent Times: Practical Steps Toward Understanding and Change

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mourning the violence this week feeling somewhat helpless in response, I attended Harbor Community Church this past Sunday.  Pastor James Welch delivered a powerful sermon exhorting the white community to seek a new understanding of recent events and to act in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of racial minorities, who undergo both subtle and […]

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Racial Reconciliation in the SBC, by Pastor Larry Johnson

By Alex on July 1st, 2016 in Blog, Church Health | No Comments

During the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting, the messengers overwhelmingly approved a resolution that called on Southern Baptists to reject the display of the Confederate Battle Flag. Messengers had varying opinions on the resolution. Some said the stance was overdue, and the SBC needed to take the step to further foster racial reconciliation within our convention […]

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