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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Some of Us Never Made It Home For Dinner

This week’s post comes from Taylor Campbell, a Christian writer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. Taylor is a friend and respected brother in Christ. I asked him to write a post to the white evangelical community regarding their engagement (or lack thereof) with the issues facing people of color today. “I know people 

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2016 Race & Restoration Summit – Featured Speaker

Meet Victor Knowles Victor Knowles is founder and president of POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries), founded in Joplin, MO in 1992. POEM ‘s purpose is to challenge those who share the same religious heritage in the Restoration Movement to recognize one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, and to reach out to all who believe on 

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What I Hope to Get Out of the Race & Restoration Summit

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.  Interestingly, while the communities (and places like my home church, Deer Creek Christian Church) where I was raised were very racially and economically diverse, 

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Peace is Possible Through Christ

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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What are You Doing to Celebrate?

Today’s post, written by Andrea Murdock, highlights an important, but lesser known, summer celebration of freedom.   On July 4th, families and friends across the U.S will gather in parks and back yards to picnic, barbecue, light fireworks, and celebrate the anniversary of their independence. Taking time to appreciate the past and remember how far 

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We Need to Talk About Injustice

Dream of Destiny encourages the intentional fostering of ethnic diversity by our Christian leaders both in our churches and/or other organizations as well as in our 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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How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them

Dream of Destiny encourages the intentional fostering of ethnic diversity by our Christian leaders.  For leaders to truly be successful in this regard – avoiding tokenism and stereotypes – we must be aware of our biases and seek to overcome them. Here is a great, fairly recent Ted Talk by Vernā Myers, from November, 2014.  

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George Philip Bowser: A Profile in Black Restoration History

February is Black History Month, so today we put the spotlight on an early black leader in the history of the Restoration Movement: George Philip Bowser. Born on February 17th, 1874, in Maury, Tennessee, George Philip Bowser (1874-1950), was a brilliant and courageous preacher, teacher, publisher and school-planter.  Bowser’s father was killed when Bowser was 

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Samuel Robert Cassius: A Profile in Black Restoration History

February is Black History Month, so today the spotlight is on one of my favorite early black leaders in the history of the Restoration Movement: Samuel Robert Cassius. Samuel Robert Cassius was born in Virginia in 1853.  He was conceived when his mother Jane was raped by her white slave owner, James W. F. Macrae, 

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