Posts made in September, 2016

Been There Done That

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Articles

Been There Done That By Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner © 1996 The Reconciler. This is a reprint of an article originally featured in The Reconciler. The Reconciler is published quarterly by URBAN FAMILY Magazine, Jackson, MS. It is made available through this site solely as a research tool and not for purchase.   An old Negro Spiritual says, “Everybody talking about Heaven ain’t going there.” Well, everybody talking about racial reconciliation today is not doing it. In fact, many African American Christians today have a “been there, done that” attitude every time the subject is raised. When asked about racial reconciliation, they quickly...

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The Power of Love

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Power of Love By Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner © 1989 BridgeBuilder. This is a reprint of an article originally featured in BridgeBuilder Magazine, published in Washington, DC. It is made available through this site solely as a research tool and not for purchase. January/February 1989 I NEVER, IN MY WILDEST IMAGINATIONS, thought there was power in this world greater than political power. The only thing greater, in my thinking, was money power. But then I discovered another power, and a greater kind of success. The only way I can tell you about this power and success is to relate a little story. My own. My story starts, oddly enough, almost 368 years ago...

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Jesus Hung Out With People Like Me

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Articles

Jesus Hung Out With People Like Me By Tom Skinner I was born and raised in Harlem in New York. Harlem is a two-and-a-half-square-mile area with a population of one million people. Five thousand people lived, on my block. It was not uncommon for some mother to wake up in the middle of the night and send a piercing scream through the community as she discovered that her two-week-old baby had been gnawed to death by a vicious rat. There were more than 40,000 drug addicts in Harlem supporting an average habit of more than $100 per person per day. You could set your watch to when the police would drive into the neighborhood and collect their bribes to keep the racketeering...

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Where Are The African American Evangelist

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Articles

Where Are The African American Evangelists? By Tom Skinner © 1989 BridgeBuilder. This is a reprint of an article originally featured in BridgeBuilder Magazine, published in Washington, DC. It is made available through this site solely as a research tool and not for purchase. March/April 1989 I AM AWED AND INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT THAT was at work in the Apostle Paul. He was so much in love with the Lord Jesus Christ, with the gospel and with his own Jewish people that he could say, “If it were possible for me to go to hell that Israel might be saved, I would be prepared to do that.” I believe that, in our generation, there must arise young African American men and...

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