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Confront old ghost’ of racism


Thank you for your thoughtful reporting on the crusade in Tampa and your insight about the long way we have to go in merging our parallel universes of white and black (Pages 1,3, August).
It may be partly theological because of the conservative nature of most of the black congregations, but we all know there is more to it than that. We must confront our “old ghost” of lingering racism, acknowledge it and then do some affirmative action type of initiatives.
John Scott
Garland, Texas
Why not talk to those who left?
I applaud the Chronicle for asking the difficult question, “Are we losing our young people?” (Page 1, July).
I wish the Chronicle would write an article from the perspective  of those who hae left. Instead of polling supposed experts, interview young people directly. If we were to finaly listen to our young people, we would not only learn why they are leaving us, but we mihgt also learn how God is moving in their lives and how God may be leading our churches to move into the future.
Travis Stanley
Irving, Texas
Editorial compared apples, oranges
When I read an editorial that compares the growth of the church to that of the secular country, I am confused because they are like apples and oranges. (See “Have we become lukewarm?” Page 30, August). Have we become so addicted to numbers that were are competing with the world in a numbers contest?
Let’s get back to the practice of spreading the word and fighting the spiritual battle that we know we will win and stop trying to keep up with the Joneses of the world.
Randy Lester
Virginia Beach, Va.
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