Race in America

“We need to talk about race in America.”  I’ve heard that phrase often. Whether it’s a political candidate stumbling over whether or not to disavow an association with the Klu Klux Klan or a pastor of an almost-all-white-church stumbling through an awkward conversation… it’s something you say that makes it seem like you’re really interested…… Continue reading Race in America

Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

It’s been more than 40 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped, “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.” If we are honest with ourselves– churches are nearly as divided today as they were 40 years ago. We call it culture and we call it personal preference. But the…… Continue reading Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

Confronting Segregation on Sunday Morning

Sunday morning’s sermon at Harbor stirred in me the desire for the church to be a place of reconciliation. Stephen reflected on Revelation 7:9-12 in which people of every tribe, tongue, and nation will worship Jesus on His throne in Heaven and asked us to consider if we would attempt to do the same on…… Continue reading Confronting Segregation on Sunday Morning