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Moving Forward in Truth: Pressing on Toward the Mark

Moving Forward in Truth: Pressing on Toward the Mark

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

The purpose of telling our stories or sharing our history is not so that we will go back in time and place just for the sake of going there or so that we will get stuck there, but so that we can appreciate the journey that has brought us from where we were to where we are, and if necessary, to...

Moving Forward in Truth: Her Story – Our Story

Moving Forward in Truth: Her Story – Our Story

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

Years ago, I heard a minister tell a story about his young son. According to the speaker, he’d been preaching a sermon to his congregation when his son, then five or so years old, slipped out from his seat on the pew and disappeared from view.

Moving Forward in Truth: What's My Name?

Moving Forward in Truth: What's My Name?

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

So many times when African Americans want to talk about current injustices or injustices from the past, when we want to talk about the residual effects of slavery or the lingering bitter taste of racism that clings to our pallets, affecting both the memories of our past and the taste of...

Moving Forward in Truth: Truth Uncovered

Moving Forward in Truth: Truth Uncovered

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

An Old Story: Truth, excited that she’d discovered a way to help people live life and live it to the fullest, hurried out into the streets to tell everyone the good news. But as she approached people trying to tell them the truth, they would scream and run away.

Moving Forward in Truth: What’s Race Got To Do With It??

Moving Forward in Truth: What’s Race Got To Do With It??

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When St. James’ Episcopal Church celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 1998, The Rev. Antoine Campbell, its then Rector, said of it: “This wonderful church, for 60 years has received the love of God, shared the loved of God, and proclaimed the love of God for all humanity. There is no finer way to...

Moving Forward in Truth: The Long Road to Austin

Moving Forward in Truth: The Long Road to Austin

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, DMin on

The Convention had ended and reviews were in: “What is undeniable is how welcoming and hospitable Texans were to the thousands of Episcopalians who made their way to Convention. In particular, the Diocese of Texas and its many volunteers went out of their way to make us feel at home – and we...

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