The Call for an Unarmed Empire

“Church should feel like coming home. It doesn’t for everyone. That reality must change.” As I read Sean Palmer’s challenging new book, Unarmed Empire, the above quote from the Introduction struck me immediately and stayed with me throughout. Palmer says the church needs a “new imagination” if we are to truly love our neighbor, particularly 

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Monuments, Memorials and Your Ministry

As the recent discord surrounding Confederate memorials became a nationwide conversation, an excellent article was published in the September issue of Christianity Today: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching, by D. L. Mayfield With the author’s permission, Dream of Destiny director, Travis Hurley, recently preached the article, supplementing it with additional Scriptures and thoughts. The audio 

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Trust Your Gut with Charlottesville… Right?

Conventional wisdom says, “Trust your gut… your first instinct is usually right.” Not this week. Not with the news coming out of Charlottesville, VA. You’ve seen the images, I’m sure. Protesters with tiki torches. Counterprotesters with candles lit. Screaming, yelling, fighting. A heinous act of domestic terrorism that killed one person and injured many more. A 

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Weeds Grow Fast

“It’s time to get in the faces of some church leaders.” When the Dream of Destiny Breakfast at the 2017 North American Christian Convention in Kansas City took place on Thursday, June 29th, keynote speaker Derwin Gray gave an inspiring message from Galatians 2. Gray, a former NFL safety, author and lead pastor of a 

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Why I’m Participating in the Race & Restoration Summit at NACC

The following post was written by Rob Daniels, Executive Pastor of Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois and one of the thought leaders behind the creation of the Race and Restoration Summit.  While I have always appreciated the opportunity to be part of the NACC over my years in ministry, the Race & Reconciliation Summit for 

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How Students of Color Confront Impostor Syndrome

Dream of Destiny encourages the intentional fostering of ethnic diversity by Christian leaders both in our churches and other organizations as well as in our own personal lives.  For leaders to truly be successful in this regard – going beyond surface acquaintances and into real, deep relationship – we must be willing to have hard 

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Restoration Christian Church: A Multi-Ethnic Ministry Spotlight

Dream of Destiny is excited to share news of churches across the country that have a vision for the full expression of reconciliation that a multi-ethnic church offers.  In highlighting these churches, DoD hopes you’ll be encouraged by their testimony and will pray for their progress.   Today, the spotlight is on Restoration Christian Church in 

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The Space in Between

Today’s post, a reflection on the tension within Jesus’ incarnation and ministry, comes courtesy of Rob Daniels, executive pastor for the multi-ethnic Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, Il. Rob has been an influential partner behind the scenes in orchestrating Dream of Destiny’s recent Race & Restoration Summit.  My life has always been lived about dead center… 

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Do You Have the Right Tools for Racial Reconciliation?

In Dream of Destiny’s continuing call to raise up ethnically and culturally diverse Kingdom leaders for Jesus, a common roadblock is this: people in the majority culture have difficulty recognizing how systemic inequities persist for people in minority cultures here in the United States. From education to housing, from health care to church planting, the 

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