Racial Reconciliation

John Gray and Stephen Furtick

Conversations about race are even more terrifying than talking about politics. They are fraught with emotion. There is the fear of being misunderstood. So we say nothing and over the years the church has largely been silent. The result is that we live in a country where our churches are segregated on Sunday and violence …

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Peter Scazzero

Peter Scazzero pastors a church in one of the most diverse zip codes in the United States. For this church, the challenge of racial reconciliation extends beyond the black-white divide to include Jews and Palestinians, Dominicans and Haitians, Koreans and Japanese, and Turks and Armenians. All of these ethnic conflicts exist within Pastor Scazzero’s church …

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Latasha Morrison

The church is the first international, inter-racial family in the history of the world. This is not just a future heavenly ideal, this is a present earthly reality. This is the truth that animates Latasha Morrison, a woman who has dedicated her life to seeing racial reconciliation happen in the American church.  She sees two …

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Listening Across Racial Lines

Back in November 2019, a reporter gathered a group of white and African-American evangelical Christians at the Aaron Lake Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina to have a discussion. The group largely agreed on issues of theology and social issues such as abortion, but when the conversation turned to race relations, the president, and politics, …

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John M. Perkins

“If I get out of this jail alive, I want to preach a gospel strong enough to destroy this madness and hatred.” These are the words of John M. Perkins, civil rights hero and one of the most important American Christians in the last one hundred years.  John uttered these words as he mopped up …

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What is Justice

There has been a lot of talk about justice and social justice in the midst of racial protests that have swept our country. I think the one thing we can all agree on is that we don’t agree on the meaning of justice. For some, justice is simply equal treatment under the law. Each person …

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