Tag Archives: prejudice

Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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November 19 – Welcome to the Family!

Please note: I didn’t get this written yesterday before church. When I got home after church, I had computer problems and didn’t think about this again until late at night. I finished yesterday’s this morning and will finish today’s later. … Continue reading

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October 5 – Let the Peoples Praise You!

Revelation 5; Nehemiah 7:5-8:12; Psalm 100 One of the sad truths throughout history is that people have hated others for being different. In the ancient days, our tribe was good, yours was bad. Warfare would spring up between tribes over … Continue reading

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May 14 – Overcoming Hate

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 The movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” came out in 1967. The basic story of the movie is that a woman brings her fiancé home to meet the parents. He’s a doctor. He’s black. … Continue reading

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February 16 – Something Better

Hebrews 11:23-40; Exodus 15; Proverbs 6:1-7:5 He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College. He was selected for Phi Beta Kappa. He won special honors in zoology, botany, history, and sociology. He was twice selected to be a Rufus Choate … Continue reading

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October 16 – Justice

Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most revealing “commentaries” on prayer and how we who follow Christ use prayer comes from Janis Joplin. Her song “Mercedes-Benz” cuts to the quick when we think about … Continue reading

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July 22 – “Them”

Psalm 138; Esther 3:7-15; Acts 2:22-36 “They” are always around. “They” are different. It may be their skin color, their language, their culture, their heritage, or their religion; but “they” are always around us. We have a natural reaction to … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With Foreigners

Psalm 25:1-10; Leviticus 19:1-4 32-37; John 3:16-21 People are doing a lot of searching their family history. They have access through the internet to all kinds of records instantly that saves what used to be years of painstaking research. There … Continue reading

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July 8 – You Have To Be Carefully Taught

Psalm 25:1-10; Genesis 41:37-49; Acts 7:9-16 In the movie “South Pacific” one of the points of the drama deals with the problems caused by prejudice. One of the songs in the movie has a message that we need to hear … Continue reading

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June 1 – Dealing with Bias

Psalm 5; Isaiah 56:1-8; Mark 7:24-30 In 1972 Richard Nixon surprised the United States and the world with his diplomatic initiative of going to China and opening up doors with that closed in nation. Nixon, the commie hunter. Nixon, the … Continue reading

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