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Metro Baptist Church Ken Braun | Interviews, Podcasts, Sermons (69) Jun 1st, 2017

Story of God's Grace and Humanity in New York on 9/11/2001

At a memorial service at Metro Baptist Church (NYC) on 9/11/2011, a member of the Metro Community told this story about a friend and colleague, who worked one block from the WTC, who helped a pregnant woman to safety in New Jersey. It is a moving story of humanity, community, and God's grace in an impossible situation.

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Bill Ramsey, Circle of Mercy, Asheville, NC | Article, Discussion Guide, Essays, Presentation, Statements, Website Feb 7th, 2017

Sanctuary Not Deportation: A Faithful Witness to Building Welcoming Communities

A sound and thoughtful toolkit for congregations considering becoming sanctuary churches.

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Traci Blackmon, John Dorhauer, Davita D. McCallister, John Paddock, Stephen G. Ray, Jr. | Case Studies, Discussion Guide, Reflections Dec 12th, 2016

White Privilege: Let's Talk, A Resource for Transformational Dialogue

A curriculum developed as part of an ongoing conversation that is a concerted effort to enable allies to see with new eyes how privilege works. It aims to illuminate how white people in America, at every economic stratum and in a myriad of ways, receive privileged consideration simply because they are white. It offers the promise and the possibility that those who commit to engaging in this dialogue can develop higher degrees of awareness of privilege and its consequences. It is presented in the hope that such awareness, both in the individuals who participate in the curriculum and in the larger communities of which they are a part, will lead to more sophisticated and more impactful commitments to reducing the ongoing impact of white privilege as a means of distributing wealth and power.

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H. Stephen Shoemaker | Book Nov 17th, 2016

Jesus Stories: Traveling Toward Testimony

This is a link to a new book by Steve Shoemaker that can be purchased through the Alliance of Baptists' Amazon book store. Join pastor, scholar, and author Steve Shoemaker on a quest searching for the Jesus who is searching for us. You may have heard of the "historical Jesus," the figure who lived in first-century CE Galilee as best as we can reconstruct. And you undoubtedly know the more-than-historical Jesus who is in search of us, alive to us in the Spirit of God. This vital volume ushers today's disciples on a journey that moves from history into testimony seeking the man Jesus in order to embrace the savior we call the Risen Christ. There is history here. There is the author's personal testimony as well, a story of faith and experience. And there is an invitation to piece out of that history and story your own testimony, your own story of how you have come to recognize the historic Jesus at work in your life and faith.