Diverse Representation on TV: Don’t Forget about the Kids

Over the last several years, at least to my knowledge, there has been a big push to see more representation of people of color and immigrants on television. And this is good. As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, there is a need to see faces of television that actually reflect the makeup of the U.S. …

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On Kindergarten and Little Black Girls

My daughter started kindergarten last week. And it was bittersweet. On the one hand, I was excited to see her transition out of daycare into the formal system of education - a transition that clearly indicated that my precious five year old, the one who I carried for 9 months, nursed for 2 years, and …

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Valuing Diversity is an Act of Worship

I was a junior in college the first time that I read Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life. The Young Adult group out of the church that I attended at the time jumped on the 40 days of purpose bandwagon and committed to changing our twentysomething, chaotic lives (and mine at least, was certainly chaotic). As …

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The How

Nine months or so, I started a series called The Who, The What, The Why and the How. It is about inviting all persons, regardless of race, nationality, economic status, or religion even, to the communion table of the Lord, or rather into relationship with God. It is a three part series and was all …

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An Invitation to All

When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." And when …

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Reflections After a Job Interview

So I just got back from an interview with an organization that I have known and loved for quite some time. Periodically I go to their website to see if they have any openings and a few weeks ago, I noticed that they had an open position for an Administrative Assistant. Granted, I have no …

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Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction

How do we distinguish between what is true or characteristic about a people or a culture, and what is a stereotype? This is a question that I ask myself periodically as I catch myself and others labeling an entire people group, nationality, gender or social class on account of a few interactions with people from …

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