Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

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Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

“When you walk in the room, I see you as white,” one person there remembers an African-American parent interjecting. “Your child needs to go in the white group.” Another parent remembers it this way: “You have the privilege of hiding behind your whiteness. And my child doesn’t.”

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

Ben Hort is blue-eyed and devilish, like the fifth Baldwin brother if the Baldwin family business were a printing concern. He is half-Irish and half-Jewish. Evelyn Hort grew up in Pelham, and she is of Colombian descent. She has dark-brown skin and black hair. She speaks Spanish to her parents and makes arroz con pollo for her kids. Two of their children look white, or whitish, and one is browner, with his mother’s black hair and almond eyes. To them, making racial identity a multiple-choice proposition diminishes who they really are. “My wife does not particularly think of herself as Latina, and I don’t think my children do either,” Hort told me. “We’re a mix. We’re a lot of different things. The kids are Colombian, they’re Jewish, they’re Irish. They’re from New York; they’re American. We are mixed. At Fieldston, I find we fit in.”

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Pentecost from RA Torrey

HT Rich De Ruiter

R.A. Torrey: “If we think of the Holy Spirit as a power, we will want to know how to get a hold of it and use it, but if we think of the Holy Spirit as a person, we will want to know how He can get a hold of me and use me.”

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Pentecost is more than the Holy Spirit Fixing Something in my Little Life

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Imagining Pentecost

It’s common to rehearse the Acts 2 story of Pentecost on Pentecost Sunday. We imagine the disciples gathered in the upper room praying when a wind unexpectedly blows through igniting tongues of fire on their heads and allowing them to speak in the languages of the diaspora Jews gathered for the Jewish festival in Jerusalem. Peter preaches a great sermon, many believe and take their new beliefs to the far flung corners of the Roman Empire.

The book of Acts will then slowly chronicle the church playing catch-up with the Holy Spirit as Peter, Paul and many others make their way into the Roman Empire to establish and organize churches in its cities. This new religion will spread quickly in the Roman Empire to the point where it will become the official religion of the empire by the 4th century.

Our imagination of that day in the first century is probably shaped by the adjective form of the word “pentecostal”.

If you would ask me to list some of the most important events of the 20th century I would argue that the Azusa Street Revival should make a top ten list.

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Robbie Dawkins on Unbelievable

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Why God Won’t Heal Amputees

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Microsoft .NET Repair Tool

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Custody battle in England between mother and a gay couple

From their informal surrogacy agreement

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