Archive for May 2014

Second Born – Second Best- Always God First

         God is partial to the second born- and some of His greatest works came through the second born. Being born second given one a chance to study the challenges and make planned decisions about life and choices. Adam was first born of God- but Jesus was […]

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If You Do Not Love Everyone- How Can You Be A Christian? Gotta Love Blacks-Whites- Gay- Straight- Jew- Muslim- Catholic -Or Do Not Use The Word Christian.

Christianity the religion of love- attracts to its membership- the sons and daughters of Cain- to spread the words of hatred and racism – and as a final act- kill the essence of joy in the chosen of God. The Bible does not suggests a character for […]

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               Sitting at the feet of my favorite auntie, I started asking questions about who we were and how we came to New York City and how did this mixture of skin tones come in the family, some of us were white, some black, and most […]

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Rev. Alexander DeBose- The Courage to Serve- The Strength To Survive – Slave Minister

          It is time to revisit the question of slavery in the British North American Colonies to gain insight into the humanity and the strength of the human spirit. The lives of men and women, bond over as the property of other men, protrays the image of […]

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The Role Of Education And Religion In Solving The Crisis In Public Education In NYC

      The education crisis in New York City  and  the health care crisis in America are part of the same fear of providing equal quality in service and opportunity for all Americans.        People believe that the government has no right to use its power to change the […]

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Riverside Church- Spiritual Formations For Public School Teachers

Spiritual Formation for Public School Teachers- The Minister of Education had the courage to say yes- put aside issues of church conflict- and reach out to help a community of God’s people achieve social justice.  Riverside Church again opened its doors to public education and the community. […]

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Riverside Church Provides A Forum For Public School Students And Public School Teachers To Improve The NYC Education System

Quietly and effectively- The Riverside Church has been involved in improving the education delivery system for years for parents in the Harlem and Washington Heights community.             Churches have to be God centers – and teachers must learn to stop by for God before entering the classroom.                           […]

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Congregational Development

Congregational Development Congregations in Christian churches are going through many transitions – the Bible serves as a guide to help through these transitions. Congregations are made of men- Jesus chosen disciples represented the diversities and complexities of human congregations. Each story in the Bible with its significant […]

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NYC Public School- The Power Of Failure On The Education Market

A panel of journalists and educators convened at Columbia University’s Teachers College discuss education in New York City. The term “social justice” popped up again and again throughout the conversation. The discussion focused on public schools, charter schools and Catholic schools. Many Catholic schools teach students in highly disadvantaged […]

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Leadership Challenges of Churches in Transition- A Study Of Three Churches

Segregation starts in religion- and if it is to end – The Children of Abraham – will  need to welcome all to the House of God –   Eleven o’clock Sunday morning has been called the most segregated hour in America – it is church time in the United […]

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