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Discussing white privilege in an effort to bring unity and reconciliation is like walking on a high wire coated with random landmines.  You say the wrong thing, the wrong trigger word, and BOOM: end of conversation.

I’m going to try my best to navigate this wire, please bear with me with grace.

Why this is important

Imagine a population of color, who has always been the numerical minority, who feels that those in the dominant majority (in this case: white skin) relieves a person of certain stressors and thus provides them with certain advantages.

But, that white population who is the majority doesn’t see a difference.

The minority feels there is a difference.

The majority doesn’t.

Off the bat, can you crystallize the conflict and tension on both sides?

The majority thinks the minority needs to stop complaining, or to stop making things up, or to take responsibility.  The majority thinks that the very conversation about the minority having more stress and resistance in life is an excuse to blame someone else for their problems and not try, and the conversation gets categorized accordingly.  In addition, the majority often feels like they are being accused or attacked.

Meanwhile, the minority Continue Reading…

Episode 7 is a big show!  Trump, Netflix’s 13th documentary on mass incarceration, and yes, Black Superman.  Listen and email us your thoughts or questions to choppinituppodcast@gmail.com that we’ll read on the air. Continue Reading…

This is the most direct I’ve been about race while preaching in a while.  I’ve been really hit hard about the real ramifications of Romans 12:1-16 as it relates to the Church as the Body of Christ (as well as the many other passages that use this metaphor).  My heart was to effectively communicate what the Bible is saying in a way gracious enough that shows both how far away we’ve gotten, and also how it’s okay for us to come back.
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8.14.16 Romans 12 (Body of Christ Part 2) ~ Pastor Noah Filipiak from Lansing Crossroads Church on Vimeo.

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