Ethnicity and Race
Here’s everything I’ve learned about the race conversation in a nutshell: it has to start by building friendships across racial lines with other members of my church.
Your people need to know how the gospel applies to both the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile situations and the long dark tradition of racial injustice, as well as how it applies to retaliatory violence
After all that transpired today, I was left with appreciation for our denominational systems, with some lingering questions about our theology and practice, and with hopefulness in the area of racial unity
Can you manufacture a multi-ethnic church programmatically, pragmatically, or consumeristically?
The joys and the challenges of pastoring a multi-ethnic congregation are mostly two sides of the same coin.
Does the Bible support homogeneity? Or does Scripture set forth a different vision for the local church?
There are few responses to hurting more hurtful than silence.
It’s not magic, it’s discipleship.
Bryan Loritts has written an engaging “leadership fable” that helps church leaders consider how to be more sensitive to ethnic realities so that they can better care for their churches.
This is a wise, clear, and faithful treatment of racial ethnicity and biblical Christianity that should be read widely.
There is no singular Asian-American experience. But for many, navigating the differences between their two cultures brings about difficulty—even in the church.
These aren’t true for every white church or for every black person, but the hope is that they lead to graceful and authentic conversation, to prayer, to action, and to joy in our Lord.
In order to understand what gospel-grounded racial reconciliation is and what it means for the church, we need a better understanding of race.
Find freedom from anxiety and fear, and celebrate the unifying, favoritism-destroying power of the gospel.
Once one understands the place of the local church in God’s eternal plan, it’s worth re-thinking both ethnic-language church planting and ethnic-language ministry in general.