Posts with the category “race-discussions”

Letter from Jubilee Centre
by Noël Foulk on June 7th, 2024
Hello Dr. Brenner and West Side Presbyterian Church,I pray this letter finds you and your congregation in good spirits. I received a letter from Dr. Bramlett informing me of the great news that is coming from your church. I wish you could see me dancing on the other side of this email because I am so grateful to your church for all your prayers for Jubilee Centre and your decision to officially jo...  Read More
REFLECT: 7 Days of Prayer
by Noël Foulk on December 22nd, 2023
God's word in Micah 6:8  tells us, "He has shown you. O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” You’re invited to join in communal prayer beginning January 8 leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15. Sign up to receive daily prayer prompts that will lead us to reflect on the themes of peace, justi...  Read More
Preaching Forgiveness & Reconciliation Conference & Mark Abbott Lecture
by Noël Foulk on October 5th, 2023
Join us for a special all-day conference. The conference will take place at First Free Methodist Church (right by SPU’s campus) from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, with a public lecture following the conference at 6:00 PM. Our Keynote Speaker for the conference and evening lecture is Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and the Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Semin...  Read More
Jemar Tisby Coming to SPU
by Noël Foulk on April 19th, 2023
Dr. Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise, will be speaking at Seattle Pacific University on Monday, April 24 at 7:00PM.  Admission is free. Additionally, Dr. Tisby will take part in a panel discussion titled Holiness Abolitionism: Christians Modeling Racial Justice at the same location on Tu...  Read More
Just Mercy
by Noël Foulk on August 28th, 2020
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonReview by Blythe MeigsBryan Stevenson has a strong faith and it comes through loud and clear in his writing.  At the end of the book he discusses the brokenness of his clients and the realization that we are all broken.  “I am more than broken.  In fact, there is a strength, a power even, in understanding brokenness, because embracing...  Read More
Generous Justice
by Noël Foulk on August 21st, 2020
Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us by Tim KellerReviewed by Blythe MeigsThis is a powerful book that speaks loud and clear how important justice is to God and how important it should be to His followers too.This is what the LORD Almighty says:  administer true justice, show mercy and compassion to one another.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the immigrant or the poor.  Zechari...  Read More
The Sun Does Shine
by Noël Foulk on August 14th, 2020
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray HintonReview by Blythe MeigsYou can read the short version of my book review in the next paragraph. I was asked to add a piece as to how it personally impacted me - that opens the floodgates to a lot more thoughts... read on if you dare.Spoiler alert:  Ray ended up being exonerated and freed after spending 28 years on dea...  Read More
I'm Still Here
by Noël Foulk on August 7th, 2020
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing BrownReview by Tiffany BehmerThe death of hope begins in fury, ferocious as a wildfire. It feels uncontrollable, disastrous at first, as if it will destroy everything in the vicinity--but in the midst of the fury, I am forced to find my center. What is left when hope is gone? What is left when the source of my hope has...  Read More