Ethnicity and Race
Here are 7 suggestions for pastors so that they might shepherd God’s flock more faithfully in light of the diversity of his sheep.
Though it leaves much to be desired in terms of theological depth, United By Faith is a very welcomed contribution and a worthy read, particularly for American Christians.
Robust truth will keep churches and friendships together amid their diversity, whereas lowest-common-denominator theology promotes strife and feebleness.
Many say, “The ‘white Western gospel’ needs to be adjusted, or it will become obsolete.” Can this possibly be true?
How can a church with a particular ethnic identity strive to become more multiethnic? Here are eight principles to consider.
Christians should be both colorblind and color-conscious. Why? Because that’s what God is like.
The race conversation is so hard, but shouldn’t our churches be the first places on the planet where we talk about these things, and listen to one another?
In this book, Thabiti Anyabwile diagnoses the state of the Black church and prescribes medicine from the Scriptures
This present problem of gender roles in the black church is rooted in past pain.
The world needs a church that knows that Satan does not mind it embracing the implications of Christ as long as it does not embrace and thus proclaim Christ himself.
Editor’s Note: We asked a handful of pastors around the world the following question: “You are familiar with American churches, yet you pastor in a non-American context. What has your present experience taught you about how to be biblically faithful yet culturally sensitive when it comes to selecting the songs that your church sings?” Their […]
Pastors’ Forum: What do you do and not do to accommodate ethnic diversity in your worship service planning?9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014
Answers from Dave Furman, Kevin Hsu, Paul Martin, John Onwuchekwa, and Juan Sanchez. Dave Furman I will never lose the gospel for the sake of unity in diversity, but I will preach the unadjusted gospel consistently. I will never water down theology to a lowest common denominator in order to accommodate more people and […]
If you’re looking for a book that explains how cultural differences might play out in the context of the local church, this could be a very helpful resource.
John Piper addresses racism, the gospel, obstacles to reconciliation, and white guilt in this discussion of his recent book Bloodlines.
Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.