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  • We're All ...

    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 more

  • All ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008

    ALL ALIKE? 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 more

  • In His Autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi Wrote That ...

    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 more

  • Prince Caspian Is About A Crucial Theme Of The ...

    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 more

  • John Howard Griffin Was A White Man Who Believed ...

    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 more

  • Prejudice Comes From An Unclean ...

    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 more

  • Time Magazine, In Its January 11, 2010 Issue, ...

    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 more

  • Last Year I Came Across The Story Of Frida ...

    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 more

  • Gordon Brown, Englands Prime Minister Described A ...

    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. more

  • Killing Each Other Over Race

    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 more

  • Ruby Bridges On Doing What's Right  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 27, 2011
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    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 more

  • A Light In The Darkness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2011
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    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 more

  • There's A Song By Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Written ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Apr 28, 2004
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    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 more

  • I Remember Back In The Times Of The Civil Rights ...

    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 more

  • When I Inherited My Classroom At School, There ...

    Contributed by James Jack on Mar 3, 2005
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    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 more

  • The Cohen Brothers And Mr. Ford

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 4, 2005
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    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 more

  • This Is From The Movie American History X. It's ...  PRO

    Contributed by Nathan Garcia on Mar 8, 2005
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    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 more

  • There Was A Documentary Years Ago About A ...

    Contributed by William Ellis on Sep 29, 2005
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    There was a documentary years ago about a missionary that had went overseas. While in this poor, African country the cameras were showing us a glimpse as to how the villagers lived. With each passing swipe of the camera you could see another swelled belly, another skeleton with skin waiting to more

  • Just Something I Believed! (10.17.05--That ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Judging Books! (10.20.05--That Person!--Esther ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 19, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more