Cuando la denominación abre las puertas a los grupos étnicos (minoritarios), no solamente abre las puertas a las personas, abre las puertas a sus problemas. Entonces ya no se puede decir: son tus problemas.
Unless pastors and church leaders embrace the vision, addressing any racial injustice in the church will be very foreign or even taboo.
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Check out this selection from Race Relations US-West newsletter for June, a reflection on Ephesians 2 with suggested questions for discussion.
"I escaped Vietnam with my younger brother in Jan 1982. I remember 17 people piled into a small boat, 7 yards long and 1 ½ yards wide...It was through the boat trip experience that I now have a clear sense of call doing God’s work."
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Who cares if the deacon can or cant speak at Classis, or synod, or who has what role if the work of the church of either office is not being done effectively. We have much to say and are...posted on: Diakonia Redux: Will Deacons Get a Voice?