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Dear Corey (An Open Letter to My Former Self)

Dear Former Self, Your non-threatening demeanor and disposition created great opportunities for you in White Evangelical churches. They loved that you could sing and play guitar with just enough soul

4 Reasons Your Church Should Acknowledge MLK Day

MLK Day is a federal holiday. It is a day set aside to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s a day that has been met

If We’re Being Honest (Part 2)

I’ve been a Christian for 35 years and have worked in churches for the past 20 years. I’m a Christian, and as a Christian, I think there is one more topic

Not Safe For Church

A friend messaged me this video yesterday and asked what I thought of it. Initially, I wanted to have a conversation with the pastor…. I’m not sure I’ll ever get

4 Reasons Your Church Doesn’t Talk About Race

  15.11.2018   Corey Leak   church, diversity, racism

  We celebrate diversity. This is a sentence echoed from nearly every Evangelical pastor in America. Yet it is so difficult to find a diverse church on Sunday. Why does Sunday

One Race

  10.10.2018   Corey Leak   church, culture, diversity

There is a damaging  idea out there that many of us in the faith community have been taught to believe. It is disguised as a virtuous, just, and inclusive idea, but beneath the

3 Truths For the Faith Community about Charlottesville

  10.08.2018   Corey Leak   church, diversity, equality, race

A year ago I was sitting in a Saturday night service, when I heard the news that there had been a white supremacist rally from my daughter. She saw it

3 Things I’ve Learned This Week From John Gray’s White House Visit

I try to avoid heaping criticism on other human beings. Especially those in the public eye. It takes a degree of courage to put out content for public consumption, whether

Church in the Wild

Last week I was invited to a community event called the Sons of Former Slaves and Sons of Former Slave Owners. One of my 3 flaws is that I sometimes struggle

Imperial Myth 3 (Three Political Topics Your Church Hasn’t Avoided)

  10.07.2018   Corey Leak   christianity, church

Something I find really ironic is people being put off by churches or church leaders talking “politics” from the pulpit. I’ve heard people say things like: Jesus didn’t get involved