Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2008
WE’RE ALL DIRT
I like what Jesse Duplantis says about pride and prejudice. He says that we were all made of dirt, that there’s white dirt, red dirt, yellow dirt, brown dirt, and black dirt, so we all came from the same place; we’re dirt. We would think that it crazy if we saw one clump of dirt
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
The pilot was Jewish, and the co-pilot was Taiwanese. It was the first time they had flown together, and it was obvious by the silence that they didn’t get along.
After 30 minutes, the Captain finally spoke. He said, "I don’t like Chinese." The co-pilot replied, "Why is that?" The
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 29, 2008
In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India.
So one Sunday he decided
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
Prince Caspian is about a crucial theme of the gospel of God’s kingdom—reconciliation. It is about the reconciliation between High King Peter and Prince Caspian. [view clip] It is the reconciliation that Prince Caspian has with his hatred and anger from his past. But most of all it about the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 3, 2009
John Howard Griffin was a white man who believed he could never understand the plight of African-Americans unless he became like one. In 1959, he darkened his skin with medication, sun lamps, and stains, then traveled throughout the South. His book, Black Like Me, helped whites better understand
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
Prejudice Comes from an Unclean Heart
I like this thought posted by Mike Atkinson in his daily email humor list some time ago. If you can start the day without caffeine; if you can get going without pep pills; if you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains; if you can resist complaining
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 4, 2010
Gordon Brown, Englands Prime Minister described a widow as a "BIGOTED WOMAN" recently. He meant it to be a private comment but was picked up by a microphone he was wearing.
Mrs Duffy asked some questions to Mr Brown regarding immigration, and cornered him with questions about the budget deficit.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 30, 2010
How Basketball Weighed in on Racial Integration
On Friday we watched the film, Glory Road, the 1966 story of how the integrated Texas Western basketball team defeated Adolph Rupp’s all-white Kentucky Wildcats. At a time when schools in the Southeastern Conference refused scholarships to black
Contributed by Amiri Hooker on Mar 22, 2011
KILLING EACH OTHER OVER RACE
Two million people have been killed during the civil war in the Sudan Region of Africa mostly over race, mostly over skin tone. The name Sudan comes from "bilad al sudan": Arabic for "the land of the blacks." So you might expect Sudanese to be comfortable with the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 27, 2011
RUBY BRIDGES ON DOING WHAT'S RIGHT
"A federal judge had ordered New Orleans to open its public schools to African-American children, and the white parents decided that if they had to let black children in, they would keep their children out. They let it be known that any black children who came
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
CHRISTIAN CASTE SYSTEM
Division is the opposite of unity. When we exclude or separate others based on race, socioeconomic status, age, appearance or personal hygiene we are dividing.
In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2011
A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
In 1963, my grandfather was serving as the Senior Minister of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. West End is situated right across the street from Vanderbilt University, and has always been a wealthy, predominately white church.
One communion Sunday, a
THEY WON’T LET ME IN, EITHER!
Years ago in the Deep South, a Baptist church was struggling over whether or not to allow a black gentleman to join their church. He had been their janitor for years and decided he wanted to be part of the church family. A special vote of the congregation was
Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 22, 2003
When Sherry and I lived in Pottstown, we shopped at the ShopRite Supermarket I town. In fact I would say that at that time it was probably the most popular of the Super Markets. Well there was really only one easy way to get to ShopRite, and that was to cross a small bridge. Well, the time came
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 8, 2003
A black man and a white man were driving down the road, debating the topic of whether Jesus was black or white. On and on they went. Back and forth. "He was white" says the white guy, "because he was jewish, and the shroud confirms, that he was caucasian. "No he was black." says the black man.
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Apr 28, 2004
There’s a song by Oscar Hammerstein II, written in 1949
You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,
You,ve got to be taught from year to year,
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear.
You’ve got to be carefully taught
You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Aug 9, 2004
I can remember another time when Dad and I went to lunch at Wimpy’s. Wimpy’s was one of those hole in the wall kind of establishments that served the basic hot dogs and hamburgers. It was found on the south side of Lansing in a predominately African-American neighborhood.
When we entered this
Contributed by Fred Mueller on Dec 16, 2004
I remember back in the times of the Civil Rights movement, psychologists were studying bigotry and prejudice. They found that a way of getting people to change their attitudes was to get them to say something unbigoted. Thus if you could get people to say that whites and blacks are equal and
Contributed by James Jack on Mar 3, 2005
When I inherited my classroom at school, there was a movie poster on one of the walls for some Disney movie with Denzel Washington called “Remember the Titans”. I thought, well maybe I should watch it to see what it’s all about if my predecessor thought it deserved a place on the wall. I thought
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 4, 2005
The Cohen Brothers & Mr. Ford
It was a sweltering August day when all three Cohen brothers entered the posh Dearborn, Michigan, offices of Henry Ford, the car maker, "Mr. Ford," announced Norman Cohen, the eldest of the three. "We have a remarkable invention that will revolutionize the