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Gospel Translations: La oración como una forma de caminar en el amor: un viaje personal - Francis Chan

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Stumbled across a great site called the Gospel Translations. The website says its mission is "to make gospel-centered resources accessible for Christians of every nation and language." I counted  about 40 different languages, from Spanish to Afrikaans. The site provides interesting articles from a broad range of contemporary authors: D. A. Carson, Crawford Loritts, Francis Chan, John Piper, etc. http://gospeltranslations.org/

 

This article is from Francis Chan, translated by David Acuña Astorga:

 "La oración como una forma de caminar en el amor: un viaje personal Por Francis Chan, Desiring God (Español)...

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Denominations Pursuing Diversity

Denominations Pursuing Diversity | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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How the Southern Baptist Convention and other evangelical denominations are taking strategic steps to bring diversity to their leadership, pulpits, and pews.

 

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http://www.urbanfaith.com/2011/08/denominations-pursuing-diversity.html/

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Christian Community Development Association--Reconcile Registration 2012

Christian Community Development Association--Reconcile Registration 2012 | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

CCDA's mission is to inspire, train, and connect Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities.

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have
But of the best leaders
When their task is done
The people will remark
"We have done it ourselves."

[Ancient Chinese Proverb]

Many of our communities have been neglected and left to deteriorate for decades. Sadly, the church of Jesus Christ has at best sat back and watched this happen. In many areas, it has even contributed to the problem. A new generation of Christians are faced with a question about how they will respond to the troubles of the poor and under-resourced communities today. The desperate conditions that face the poor call for a revolution in the church's approach to the problem. Through years of experience among the poor, many have come to see that these desperate problems cannot be solved without strong commitment and risky actions on the part of ordinary Christians with heroic faith.

 

There have been many attempts by "outsiders" to alleviate the problems, but most have fallen short of lasting change. Rather, the most creative long-term solutions to the problems of the poor are coming from grassroots and church-based efforts. The solutions are coming from people who see themselves as the replacements, the agents, for Jesus here on earth, in their own neighborhoods and communities.

 

This philosophy is known as Christian Community Development, which is not a concept that was developed in a classroom, nor formulated by people foreign to the poor community. These are Biblical, practical principles evolved from years of living and working among the poor. CCDA pioneer, John Perkins, first developed this philosophy while working among the poor in Mississippi.

 

From: http://www.ccda.org/

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Washington National Cathedral : Lecture by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Lecture by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Washington National Cathedral in 2007...

 

The Heart of the Christian Gospel

If we were to ask most people, “What is the heart of the Christian Gospel?” I expect that the vast majority would say, “Love” and nobody would want to gainsay that. And yet we could say also quite accurately that because of the existence of sin and the alienation it caused that the heart of the Christian Gospel is reconciliation, at-one-ment.

 

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http://www.nationalcathedral.org/learn/lectureTexts/MED-42RJ8-BH0004.shtml

 

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Who is my family? - The Christian Century (blog)

Who is my family? - The Christian Century (blog) | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Who is my family?The Christian Century (blog)For more commentary on this week's readings, see the Reflections on the Lectionary page, which includes Blumhofer's current Living by the Word column as well as past magazine and blog content.


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Speech: All You Need is Ubuntu by Bill Clinton - (Video)

Speech: All You Need is Ubuntu by Bill Clinton - (Video) | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Bill Clinton: "I Am Because You Are"

8/1/2007.

During the Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting in 2006, Archbishop Desmond Tutu introduces the phrase Ubuntu and former President Bill Clinton expands upon the ...

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YswUI-yqXo

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Sofas:Digital Autographical Story (Wayne Richard-Chgo Coalition for the Homeless)

"A digital autobiographical story by Wayne Richard, a senior community organizer for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless."

 

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"Indian people see themselves as connected, as one community, and as relatives. If you don't see the human race that way, then you can take more than your share. You can be selfish. It is okay to take advantage of people. You see, it is completely different way of looking at the world" (Ada Deer in Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age).

 

FROM: http://youtu.be/LSd7b6gPuQI

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By Their Strange Fruit : Welcoming and Inclusive Worship

By Their Strange Fruit : Welcoming and Inclusive Worship | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Here, we begin a new series to explore how to facilitate disparate cultures' coming together in communal worship for the sake of justice and reconciliation.

 

How can predominantly white Christian churches and organizations become safer places of worship for people of color? Many Christians truly have a desire to be more inclusive. Yet time and again, a brave POC will come to worship, and then never come back. This scenario plays out in bible studies, fellowship, and churches all over the country. So what is going on?

 

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http://bytheirstrangefruit.blogspot.com/2012/05/inclusive-worship.html

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Six Lessons for Leaders on Brotherhood from Mr. Rogers

Six Lessons for Leaders on Brotherhood from Mr. Rogers | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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I read that Rogers held the plaques and items in office as a representation of what was significant for him (Hamilton, 1994). Rather, I see them as a portrayal of the character of the man behind th...

Read on for full article...http://specs12.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/six-lessons-for-leaders-on-brotherhood-from-mr-rogers/

 

Six Lessons

1. Look at your neighbor through the eyes of Christ

2. Honor your neighbor

3. Care for your neighbor

4. Model the Light

5. Love your neighbor

6. Seek out your neighbor and extend a welcoming invitation

 

From: http://specs12.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/six-lessons-for-leaders-on-brotherhood-from-mr-rogers/

 

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Illustrations from Jan Paron, All Rights Reserved, 2012

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood from http://www.fiftyfootpixel.com/blog/?p=36

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Superstition Ain’t the Way, Pt. 1>>Kaleidoscope Perspectives

Superstition Ain’t the Way, Pt. 1>>Kaleidoscope Perspectives | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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I am an extremely frugal individual. Okay…that’s a very nice way of saying I am on a budget that makes most poor people look bourgeois.  I do my own nails and hair.  If I see something tasty ...

 

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http://kaleidoscopeperspectives.com/2012/06/01/superstition-aint-the-way-pt-1/

 

Image:  http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=no+superstitution&view=detail&id=BA72DD785A5DFBD78E2C357A55DC290A02C9BBE6&first=331&FORM=IDFRIR

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Does a multiethnic church have to be intentional? » djchuang.com

Does a multiethnic church have to be intentional? » djchuang.com | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

DJ Chuang answers the question whether a multiethnic church has to be intentional.

 

"As for becoming a multi-ethnic church, there are a couple of books that most clearly lays out the ingredients for such a church: David Anderson’s book Multicultural Ministry and Mark DeYmaz’ Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church. And my web page at djchuang.com/multi has a lot of resources and articles and books that inform my thoughts about developing an intentionally diverse church.

 

So, in short, my answer is “yes” — it does take intentionality to become ethnically and racially diverse. It doesn’t happen by accident. If it just “naturally” happens (i.e. without intentionality), we’d see a lot more diversified church, wouldn’t we."

 

Read more at http://djchuang.com/2008/does-a-multiethnic-church-have-to-be-intentional/

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Mosaix: Did you know that Mosaix offers live discussions.

Join me in 10 min to discuss the why/how of Multi-ethnic Worship LIVE at 4pm EST / 3 CST :: Dial 530.881.1400; enter access code 155738
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Did you know that Mosaix offers live discussions?

mosaix: Join Mark DeYmaz to discuss the why/how of Multi-ethnic Worship LIVE at 4pm EST / 3 CST :: Dial 530.881.1400; enter access code 155738...

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Lee Yih - I Am Second Video Series

Lee Yih - I Am Second Video Series | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

Lee Yih on identity...

 

From: http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/tony-evans/

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Carrying Your Brother

Carrying Your Brother | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Recently, I came across a Facebook video post of the Hollies performing He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. The song’s content strikes as relevant a chord today, as it did when Americans Bobby  Scott and Bobby Russell wrote it in the sixties inspired by Boy’s Town and the film of that same name. It presents a powerful trajectory about brotherhood: carrying one another, bearing someone’s burdens and sharing another’s load. Perhaps most important, it highlights the feeling of sadness over the absence of love for one another.

 

Read more...http://specs12.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/carrying-your-brother/

 

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Asian Americans Object to Pew Survey

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Asian Americans are on the rise demographically, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. But some activists object, saying the community is not monolithic.

 

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http://www.urbanfaith.com/2012/06/asian-americans-object-to-pew-survey.html/

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Living in Brotherhood: Ubuntu in Taos, New Mexico

Living in Brotherhood: Ubuntu in Taos, New Mexico | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it
Looking back in time, I realize I learned about ubuntu in Taos, New Mexico. The city long holds a special place in my heart. It was here I discovered myself as a person among its eclectic mix. It w...
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Dr. Frank Lipman Interviews Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Dr. Frank Lipman Interviews Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it
Frank Lipman conducts an in depth interview of Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu...
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Living in Brotherhood and Ubuntu: Searching for the Meaing of Ubuntu

Living in Brotherhood and Ubuntu: Searching for the Meaing of Ubuntu | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Not long ago, I read Carney’s article about ubuntu and White responsibility in reconciliation. Wanting to know more about ubuntu, I started gathering information about the term. I began with a general Internet search. To my surprise, I met a plethora of information on a computer operating system with that name. The fact that so many entries appeared in the search list roused my curiosity even though I’m not a tech guru. Upon closer reading I learned the program, Ubuntu, is free open-source software from Canonical Ltd. Yet, I still wondered why the high interest in it? Wikipedia answered my query. It states that Ubuntu “is named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (“humanity towards others”). The Ubuntu project is committed to the principles of free software development; people are encouraged to use free software, improve it, and distribute it” (2012)...

 

From: http://specs12.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/living-in-brotherhood-and-ubuntu/

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Life at Luther: All you need is Ubuntu Theology

Life at Luther: All you need is Ubuntu Theology | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Ubuntu is a long-standing African worldview (made popular by Desmond Tutu) that makes community the launching place for personhood (which in turn builds better communities and livelihoods, etc). Yes, in a nutshell, Ubuntu is built on the philosophy that says "I am because you are." Or, as some interpret it, "I am what I am because you are what you are. I need you to be what you are in order for me to be what I am."

 

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http://lifeatluther.blogspot.com/2010/02/all-you-need-is-ubuntu-theology.html

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More congregations turn to Facebook, Web, high-tech outreach

More congregations turn to Facebook, Web, high-tech outreach | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Confession: A Roman Catholic App has been downloaded more than 100,000 times since the aide to Roman Catholic confessions was released a year ago, according to co-founder Patrick Leinen.

 

 

No matter where you live, you can go to church, so to speak, with Christ Fellowship. The McKinney, Texas, congregation is on board with almost every high-tech gambit under heaven.

 

Find the church by going online — the 21st-century version of sighting a steeple on the horizon.

 

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http://good-report.com/5831/more-congregations-turn-to-facebook-web-high-tech-outreach

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By Their Strange Fruit : Why Sing in Other Languages? Josh Davis @Proskuneo Ministries

By Their Strange Fruit : Why Sing in Other Languages? Josh Davis @Proskuneo Ministries | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Many worship leaders want to add in global songs, but aren’t willing to invest time in getting to know and learning from people who are different than them. What good are global songs if they are not an expression of true heart worship and a celebration of the unity we have in Christ Jesus? Is true unity simply sitting in the same pew singing the same songs?

 

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http://bytheirstrangefruit.blogspot.com/2012/06/why-sing-in-other-languages.html

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Superstition Ain’t the Way Pt. 2>>Kaleidoscope Perspectives

Superstition Ain’t the Way Pt. 2>>Kaleidoscope Perspectives | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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One of the things that has always bothered me is religious bigotry.  Denominationalism.  Dogma. Separatism.  Christian mythology.  Christian Mysticism.  Tradition for tradition’s sake. So mu...

 

From:  http://kaleidoscopeperspectives.com/2012/06/08/superstition-aint-the-way-pt-2-3/

 

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Intentionality in Action: Lighthouse Church of All Nations Children...

Want to know the nuts and bolts of intentionality in action in a multicultural church? See this power point on intentional multicultural ministry at Lighthouse Church of All Nations.  The PPT covers actions, structure, examples and tips from the church's children's ministry from, Rachel A. Cole, Director.

 

From: http://www.slideshare.net/drjparon/intentionality-in-action-lighthouse-of-all-nations-childrens-ministry

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Israel Houghton: The pioneer who is an advocate for cross-cultural worship

Israel Houghton: The pioneer who is an advocate for cross-cultural worship | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it

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Cross-cultural worship is the name of the game for pioneering ISRAEL HOUGHTON. Tony Cummings reports.

 

From: http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/music/Israel_Houghton/21248/p1/

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Richard Twiss on following Jesus and being Native

Richard Twiss on following Jesus and being Native | Leading in a Multi-ethnic, Diverse Church | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago I read One Church, Many Tribes (Regal) by Richard Twiss, a member of the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux tribe and the head of Wiconi International.
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