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A Prayer for the Holidays

  2.12.2019   Corey Leak   christianity, church

The Christmas season can be a mixed bag of cheer, sadness, joy, and anxiety. Some of us love this season, and some of us find it a depressing and lonely

Why I Can’t Stop Talking About Race

No one in the history of humankind was born to be a person who speaks out about race. I’ve never heard a first grader say that they want to be

My Tension With Kanye West’s Sunday Service

  24.09.2019   Corey Leak   christianity, church, culture

“He’s fashionable, he’s reaching a lot of people who weren’t going to church and he sits with people who have diverse opinions.” I’ve heard a wide range of thoughts about

A Black Man’s Response to Four FAQs From White People Waking Up to Racism

  19.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, diversity, race, racism

Here is a list of questions I’m frequently asked about race and racism by white people who are waking up to the realities of racism in America. “Is ______ Racist?”

Three of Racism’s Most Dangerous Covert Allies

  14.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, equality, race, racism

I think it’s safe to say that most people in today’s society try and avoid blatantly racist behavior. Of course, there are examples of blatant racism all around us. We

Still Hovering

By now it’s no secret that I believe institutional racism is a thing. I’ve lost friends over my beliefs that whiteness is the root cause of that racism, and I’m honestly

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