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 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 Engleburg Toney on Jan 18, 2010
Time magazine, in its January 11, 2010 issue, had an article in it about what a Chicago megachurch was doing to integrate its congregation. It even cited a quote from Dr. King. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared that "11 o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Feb 1, 2010
Last year I came across the story of Frida Gashumba. Her autobiography is called ‘Chosen to Die, Destined to Live – A miraculous escape from the Rwandan Genocide’. Her best friend Claudette was Hutu. Frida was Tutsi. One day at school the Head Teacher asked Hutus to stand. He then asked Tutsis to
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 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 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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 15, 2003
MOVING INTO DIVERSITY
Newer neighborhoods rate best on diversity, report says
Fast-growing cities in the West and South - which drew residents to
neighborhoods built after passage of fair-housing laws - are among the US’s most racially diverse, according to a Census Bureau report. Still, it
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 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 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
Contributed by Nathan Garcia on Mar 8, 2005
This is from the movie American History X. It’s a story that touches close to many real life experiences. Derek’s father was killed trying to put out a fire in a crack house in an African American neighborhood. Derek slowly grew to hate “blacks”, and eventually he was controlled by hatred for
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 13, 2005
Just Something I Believed! (10.17.05--That Person!--Mark 6:2-3)
Sometimes we want to believe something so hard that even when we know the truth, we cling to the error.
I grew up believing that all cats were sneaky and couldn’t be trusted. All dogs were rather dumb and couldn’t be devious
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 19, 2005
Judging Books! (10.20.05--That Person!--Esther 3:5-6)
The other day, a jehovah’s witness came to my door. I’ve seen them many times in the past as they slowly travel down my driveway and descend upon my doorbell. I know what differentiates my faith from theirs and have learned stock answers to