Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Best Baha'i Thinkin' 2007

Photo of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice. My favorite place on the planet.

It has become a kind of tradition on this blog to do one post where I bring together what I consider to be my best blogging of the past year. Because of the new focus on the Baha'i Faith and black Americans, the posts included here will be restricted to those dealing with this topic. For those who are new to Baha'i Thought, it will give you a survey of some of the writing that has been done on this blog in 2007. For those who are long time readers, it can offer a chance to read something you haven't read for a while or make suggestions on the posts you would have chosen as the best of 2007. Here goes:

1. Racial Moral Relativism
2. Will The Real African American Please Stand Up?
3. The Baha'i Faith and Black Nationalism
4. Black Power Comes From God
5. Baha'u'llah: Prisoner, Prophet and Promised One
6. What Kind of Witness Am I?
7. Achieving Blackness?
8. A New Creation: Black Americans
9. Living While Black
10. Black Like Me?
11. Unintelligent Question
12. The Color-Line is A Rainbow

"...whosoever standeth firm and steadfast in this holy, this glorious, and exalted Revelation, such power shall be given him as to enable him to face and withstand all that is in heaven and on earth. Of this God is Himself a witness. O ye beloved of God! Repose not yourselves on your couches, nay bestir yourselves as soon as ye recognize your Lord, the Creator, and hear of the things which have befallen Him, and hasten to His assistance. Unloose your tongues, and proclaim unceasingly His Cause. This shall be better for you than all the treasures of the past and of the future, if ye be of them that comprehend this truth."
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 330)

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