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Modern-day versions of Paul's letters to the churches with a focus on racial and social justice.

Dear Church, The Virus Attacking the Body of Christ

By Steve Park | May 22, 2020

Dear Church, I am writing to you, sheltering in place with my family, from my home in Washington, D.C. in the midst of the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has…

Dear Church, Make Room for Lament

By Cathy Rice | April 15, 2020

Dear Church, I sit and write this letter in the confines of my home as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the entire world. If you wake up every…

Dear Church, Choose We Not I

By Christina Bouler | March 28, 2020

Dear Church, I am always filled with a sense of wonder when I read the scriptural depiction of early church unity and the selfless manner in which first-century Christians served…

Dear Church, Resist Righteously

By David Robinson-Morris | February 29, 2020

Dear Church, I am a righteous resistor.    There are a number of passages that could relate to Black History Month, to the struggles that people of color and the marginalized…

Dear Church, Practice the Gospel

By Andrew Greenhaw | January 31, 2020

Dear Church, I’m not a local to New Orleans. I have lived here almost 6 years now, but it’s not my native city, it’s not the culture in which I…

Dear Church, Listen Beyond Your Racial Identity

By Mark Bauer | November 14, 2019

I remember being perplexed five years ago by images I saw on the news of civil unrest in Ferguson, MO following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed…

Dear Church, We are called to be reconcilers

By Maria Crossman Jahera Otieno | August 19, 2019

Dear Church, You don’t have to do racial reconciliation alone. There’s a whole community ready, willing, and waiting for you to lead us through healing from the deep wounds we…

Dear Church, What Spaces Will You Create?

By Charles Williams | June 30, 2019

Dear Church, Lately, I have been pondering the question, “What drives my passion for racial reconciliation?” In 2002, my family moved to the suburbs of Charleston, SC from the projects…

Dear Church, Let’s Break Bread and Drink Wine

By Hannah Asters | May 29, 2019

Dear Church, Like every good preacher’s kid, I was due a crisis of faith somewhere between my late-teens and early twenties. I would not say that my relationship with Jesus…

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