“Am I My Brother’s Keeper” by Johnny Montgomery – West End Church


The First Mourning (Adam and Eve mourn the death of Abel); oil on canvas 1888 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The First Mourning (Adam and Eve mourn the death of Abel); oil on canvas 1888 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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SERMON: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper”

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SONG:  “Jesus Met the Woman at the Well” – Mahalia Jackson

 

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“Why White Straight Males Don’t Talk About Privilege”


HUFFINGTON POST

There’s a common trend when it comes to discussing sensitive topics such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and classism. The only people that truly delve into public discourse about such topics are the individuals that are being affected by them.

People of color speak up about racism, women talk about sexism, the LGBT community is vocal about homophobia and transphobia, and individuals of lower economic standing speak up about classism.

Why?

Yes, of course the individuals that are being oppressed by certain systems are going to be the most vocal and obstinate for change. But, wouldn’t the most effective way to change a society be to have members of dominant groups affect cultural and legal changes — since they are the creators of these systems?

In other words, members of the dominant group have to be aware in the ways they are privileged. And yet, the conversation does not start with these people.  FULL POST

“Lindsey Graham Proves Ayatollah Right – America Is Disintegrating in Madness”


POLITICUS USA

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“Francis predicts he won’t be pope for long, says he misses pizza”


CBS NEWS

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“Economic recovery? Not for Ferguson or black America”


MSNBC

Job seekers fill out paperwork during a Virgin Hotels job fair in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 5, 2014. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty

Job seekers fill out paperwork during a Virgin Hotels job fair in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 5, 2014. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty

“Hillary Clinton set on Brooklyn HQ, eyes April launch”


CNN

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY



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For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:5-8 ESV

TODAY IN HISTORY, MARCH 14th