Life + Culture
Engaging Race Face to Face
The American church is at a pivotal moment. It has been years since the issue of ethnic and racial tension has received the important attention and discussion it has in the last four months.
While it might seem easiest not to engage this topic, or while some might expect the current discussion to quickly fade, Lecrae helps us see that there is a healthy, necessary way to move forward. The broad webcast isn’t the final word. But rather, as Lecrae explains in this six-minute video from last year, “There needs to be small, intimate settings of people coming together to wrestle through this, to ask the hard questions, pushing and pulling to have a better understanding of where we stand.”
See also John Piper’s sixteen reflections on race and the church following the ‘Time to Speak’ gathering.
Black and White: Learning Together from Ferguson (video from Thabiti Anyabwile)
Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian (book by John Piper)
When Waiting Doesn’t Work (article by Jon Bloom)