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    It's National Poetry month and all month long I will be sharing some of the pieces that I have written over the last few years. First one up is a piece I wrote last spring, called Close. I always thought I had to be perfect to approach you That I had to be …

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Renouncing the Victim Identity: Work in Progress

A few weeks ago, I shared a sermon that I preached on finding one’s identity in Christ instead of the racial labels that we place upon each other and ourselves. One of the ways that we get beyond these labels is by renouncing the identities that we have attached to ourselves, including but not limited to: the …

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Race and Identity: Who Are We in Christ?

The story of the Samaritan Woman at the well in John 4 is a rich text which illustrates the power that one’s cultural and racial identity holds over us and our actions. What it demonstrates is how the identities that we hold onto around our race can keep us from having and enjoying reconciled relationships …

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I Am Not My Hair…So Who Am I?

Although its been almost 15 years, I still remember the time I lost my hair because of a bad relaxer. It was 1997 and I was 14 and going to this hair dresser down the street from where I lived in Milwaukee. Unlike other hair dressers I had been to in the past, she knew …

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