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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

Do You See What I See?

  25.01.2019   Corey Leak   equality, race

Last week I watched people come to the defense of the white Catholic school boys from Covington High School with the kind of veracity that a parent has for their

The New White Moderate

  17.01.2019   Corey Leak   equality, future, race, racism

In Dr. King’s breathtaking “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” he lamented the posture of white clergy towards the Negro liberation movement in Alabama. White people felt like the protests lead by

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

Can you Imagine?

  28.11.2018   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

There is a scenario that Jesus shared once that has been called “The Friend of Midnight”. Luke (Bible writer) records the story in chapter 11 of his book if you

6 Things I Tell People Before They Start Talking About Race

  17.10.2018   Corey Leak   culture, diversity, equality, race

It seems like everywhere you turn these days, you’ll hear race at the center of conversation. It doesn’t matter if it’s sports talk radio, the nightly news, social media or your favorite television

I’m with Kap, Eric and Nike

Polarization doesn’t sell. I was once told by a pastor of a mega-church that avoiding polarization is one of the ways you grow and maintain a large church. We’ve seen

Angry. Black. Man.

  29.08.2018   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

  What makes you angry? Take a second and think about the last time you were truly mad about something or mad at someone. Maybe it was today when someone

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