The Chauvin Verdict

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I stepped off a plane on Tuesday and heard the news Derrick Chauvin was convicted on all counts in the death of George Floyd. Like many others, I had been thinking about some observations I could offer that might contribute to moving all of us forward in positive ways once the verdict was...

A Crisis Gospel

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Events last week in Washington, D.C. were historic in all the wrong ways. For those of us who train leaders, it was a case study in leadership failures culminating in disgustingly seditious acts. For Christians, it was embarrassing as Capitol-invaders carried symbols of our faith, appropriated...

Koinonia

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Karthik Nemmani, from near Dallas, recently won the national spelling bee by knowing how to spell the word koinonia. Southern Baptists will go to Dallas next week and see if we know what the word means.

Respect

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At the recent Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Jerry Young, the president of the National Baptist Convention delivered an eloquent plea for racial unity and issued a challenge to Christians to catalyze a movement to realize this elusive goal.  He laid the responsibility for reducing racial...

What can be done?

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The recent shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, Dallas, Georgia, and Tennessee cause national consternation about what can be done about besetting racial tensions.  More than collective hand-wringing, we need specific action steps to minimize racism and particularly improve relationships...