Kendrick Banks, Author at Saturate

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Kendrick was a founding leader and served as an elder of The Crossing Church in Monroe, LA, a church plant in the Soma Family. He and his wife, Amelia, completed Soma Sending in December 2019. They, along with their two children, Titus and Norah, were sent to Dallas in March 2020, to plant a church in the Oak Cliff neighborhood.
Bible & TheologyDiscipleshipGospel
August 10, 2021

Humility is Better Than Rightness

Often we clarify our convictions hoping to strengthen unity—“Here is what I believe… Who’s with me?” But what if a doctrine becomes destructive or divisive not because of what it is, but because of how we hold it? Isn’t it…
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ChurchLeadership
June 1, 2021

A Lament Over the Disunity of the Church

  Author’s Note: I love the Church. When and where she is healthy, I celebrate with joy. Where she remains broken and dysfunctional, I grieve with a pain that is emotional, spiritual, and deeply personal. She often hurts me, and…
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DiscipleshipServant
April 29, 2021

What Are We Doing?

  The world is a mess, you may have noticed. It’s been broken and aching for restoration since Genesis chapter 3. We see the brokenness everywhere, but the means for restoration often seems nowhere to be found—usually a result of…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 22, 2021

Equipping the Wife of the Church Planter

One of the most surprising realities in much church planter/pastor training in North America is the lack of focus on the planter/pastor's wife. While this is likely unintentional, it seems that the vital role wives play in church planting or…
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GospelSpiritual Growth
April 1, 2021

A Sorrowful Good Friday

  Jesus walked the earth as a man with flesh and bones. Take a moment to try to sense how real He is. Try to feel it. Picture His dark curly hair, His deep olive complexion, His eyes full of…
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EthicsGospel
December 15, 2020

We Must Kill Racism Before It Kills Us

  The legendary American poet and activist, Maya Angelou, once wrote, “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” As we consider how our presuppositions affect our view of the world, it…
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CommunityCurrent Events
August 5, 2020

What is Racism?

Cultural terms have a range. Racism is no exception.  Effective transcultural missionaries have the humility to recognize the influence of their own cultural presuppositions. They know they must devote themselves to active listening in order to love and lead well.…
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