How to welcome those who are difficult for you – Philemon 8-25, Part 5

Who is difficult for you? Think about it. Who are the people you really struggle with? Does it seem like it would be awful to welcome them into your life? How should you treat them? If Paul’s message to Philemon is our guide, then what we do will be self-sacrificial, it will be radical, itContinue reading “How to welcome those who are difficult for you – Philemon 8-25, Part 5”

How I found out I am prejudiced (how you might be too…and what we can do about it)

I don’t think that I am prejudiced.  At all. How about you? Do you think you are prejudiced? This week in my research for my sermon on race, ethnicity and diversity, I came across a fascinating study and book called Blind Spot. In the book, the authors say that: “To better understand the roots ofContinue reading “How I found out I am prejudiced (how you might be too…and what we can do about it)”

What does God say about race and diversity?

This weekend my sermon is about race.  Our sermon series is called Life in These United States, and we’re talking about what everyone is talking about.  Race relations have been in the news a lot in recent years, and again this week there have been two shootings of black men by police officers.  These shootingsContinue reading “What does God say about race and diversity?”