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Repentance

As many as a million people were killed during three months of 1994 during the Rwandan genocide. However, healing is the real story in this African nation as neighbor sought forgiveness from neighbor in the aftermath of the slaughter. […] Read More

Lent provides an opportunity to go knowingly into the wilderness, to visit Jesus as he is being tempted and to gather strength from Jesus’ strength. To have an insight into Jesus’ wilderness journey gives insight into our own. […] Read More

Our journey through Lent mirrors the cheese, mice and mazes in the business fable, ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ When circumstances change, do we continue on despite the change or do we get angry and frustrated? […] Read More

An ancient practice that Baptist congregations and individuals have recently begun to embrace, the Lenten season is all about realism and renewal as we bring our lives before God for examination and deepened relationship. […] Read More

To help learn the lessons from one of America’s worst domestic terrorist attacks, Second Baptist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, placed 237 crosses on its lawn to remember the 100-year-old Elaine Massacre. […] Read More

Our impeachment process could be seen as a kind of collective confession of a dereliction of duty as citizens to defend the Constitution. We must do more than assign wrongdoing; we must enter into collective confession and penance. […] Read More

Educating Christians about racial justice is one of the most important tasks in the life of the white American church. It’s not good enough to be ‘not racist,’ a claim signifying neutrality. The church must be anti-racist. […] Read More

Offering forgiveness is commendable. However, those who receive forgiveness must begin to accept responsibility for their behavior. At some point, the guardians of systemic racism, of unjust systems, of white supremacy have to repent. […] Read More

Our inherited biases can lead us to faulty conclusions and questionable actions. It’s how some Christians have used the Bible to justify slavery and subjugate women. Every one of us, no matter how enlightened, still has work to do. […] Read More

Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Nova Scotia took a bold stand against injustice by severing ties with its street’s divisive name that had honored a British officer whose legacy included genocide against the Mi’kmaq Tribe. […] Read More