A summary and analysis of the book Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. This is a book focused on the historical role of the American church in compromising its gospel witness by failing to speak out against racism and even promoting racism in many cases. Before we can consider the victories of racial equality that Christians have promoted, we must take time to recognize wh...Keep Reading
The Gospel and RaceSubscribe to the RSS Feed
- Featured Posts
- All Posts
A summary and analysis of the book Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. This is a book focused on the historical role of the American church in compromising its gospel witness by failing to speak out against racism and even promoting racism in many cases. Before we can consider the victories of racial equality that Christians have promoted, we must take time to recognize what went wrong with the church in America concerning race....
The solutions proposed by advocates of personal responsibility vs. systemic intervention has been the source of an explosive debate on race. What is this debate about? Is any ultimate hope in these solutions?...
Summer reading plan for the Gospel and Race project focused on history and secular perspectives....Keep Reading
"Be diligent, apply it all. But brace yourself, for you will fall. You'll stumble when both pushed and tried. But Jesus for your sins has died. So mourn your sins, and cling to grace. And get right up- rejoin the race. Raise up your head forlornly hung, For will heal both ear and tongue."...Keep Reading
How do our negative assumptions about other people's motives create havoc in our relationships? What is root cause of all our frustrated desires? This week we continue with the final two principles in the book Respect the Image – Think the Best, and Examine Your Heart....Keep Reading
Would we be at peace with others if we truly sought after it? Would our relationships be sweeter if we saw the good in others rather than picking them apart? Would we listen more if we assumed we weren't right at every point? ...Keep Reading
What are two words you should never say in an argument? Is there a contradiction in the slogans "Black Lives Matter," and "All Lives Matter?" What is one quality our words should always dispense? This week we consider the next three principles in the book – Mean what you Say, Understand What You Hear, and Nourish with Grace. ...Keep Reading
The first three principles in learning how to C.O.M.M.U.N.I.C.A.T.E. in a way that honors the image of God in others and displays Christ to them as well. ...Keep Reading
How could our conversations across racial and political divides look if we implemented the G.R.A.C.E principles that Tim Shorey recommends? ...Keep Reading
"Knowing that God speaks affects how we think about communication. Knowing that humans are made in the image affects how we think about those with whom we communicate. Knowing that we are washed in the blood and that we wear Christ's robe [of righteousness] affects how we think about all the communication messes we have made." Tim Shorey...Keep Reading
Some concluding thoughts and application for our church from the book Bloodlines by John Piper...Keep Reading