No Passive Reconciliation, Please

Monday, 6 February 2017, 20:55 | Category : Reconciliation Reflections
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Reverend J. Frederika Eaddy has written a bold and timely message to those who have the responsibility of preaching God’s Word. Sometimes out of the desire to get to the “Good News” we may fail to provide the emotional space  and practical application people need as they wrestle with their realities.  Preaching reconciliation is incomplete […]

A Child Will Lead Them…

By Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post. Ten-year-olds tackle ‘The Lie’ of demeaning stereotypes in powerful video Elementary schoolchildren aim to counter the “lies” they hear about Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, girls: “I’m not a thief.” “I’m not a terrorist.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ten-year-olds-tackle-the-lie-of-demeaning-stereotypes-in-powerful-video/2016/12/02/69b7e162-b02a-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html   10-Year-Olds Tackle the Lies […]

Think on These Things

When we are confronted with life’s most difficult situations, it is often easy to go to a default reaction. But, life is complicated and the most serious situations require more from us as Christians. They require us to go much deeper and to tap into the well of living water. With the issue of race […]

Grace and Race?

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 0:02 | Category : Grace, Racial Justice, Reconciliation Reflections
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By Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Founder & President When I adopted “grace and race” as the words to help define my personal ministry, I believed that through the faith in the unmerited favor of God, we as believers in Christ can work through everything that confronts us in life. The notion that providing safe, informative spaces […]

Children and Grace

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 23:25 | Category : Children and Youth, Reconciliation Reflections, Teachable Moments
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By Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Founder & President I spend a lot of my time focused on what we can do to help our children prepare for success in life. I read a lot of research studies and attend numerous seminars and discussions.  One of my great takeaways is this: all children can learn! What they learn […]