Cultural and racial appreciation may come off well. But without God and a biblical approach, it can serve the wicked system of supremacy, envy, and power. Though Jordan Peele dressed these themes up with horror and humor, the racial issues and their implications are stark.
The goal today is this: to untangle race, religion, and politics so that divisions in the world don’t cause divisions in the Church.
Too often Whites seek to correlate their own personal pain or experiences with the racialized pain of their minority brothers and sisters. But the authors make it clear – “not all pain is the same.
Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith, carefully documented how white Christians and black Christians generally have different perspectives of …
White-centeredness highlights the actions of the majority culture as normal, authoritative, and foolproof. White supremacy, on the other hand, can be defined as the belief …
As a Christian, who follows and worships a Jewish Rabbi named Jesus of Nazareth, I forthrightly say that every Christian should speak against Anti-Semitism before and after it raises its ugly head in the church and in society. Anti-Semitism is Anti-Christ.
Don’t remain disengaged when Jehovah’s Witnesses show up at your door. They need to hear the gospel. Most of us don’t answer the door because we’re not scripturally literate enough to defend our position.
This is only a small story in the larger picture of the fight against racism, but it encourages us to display the grace of the gospel at all times, and to change the negative narratives of racial injustice and inequality that continue today.
There is something wrong with reducing black life down to comparative terms that perpetuate a narrative of white affluence and black victimization. These two opposing views have collided in the recent public framing of black life in America as downtrodden, destitute, and hopeless–and they speciously encourage double consciousness.
When it comes to the hot topic of Immigration in the United States, one of the healthiest things we can do as Christians is simply open up the Bible and see what God has to say about it. Although we have the right to have different perspectives on immigration politically and economically, we must first seek to have a biblical perspective.
As followers of Christ and Children of light, let us not politicize the message and gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to divorce biblical Christianity from American Political Christianity. We need to treat our neighbor and the stranger among us with love, compassion, and dignity.
If we as Christians are going to produce books, music, and movies that almost solely satisfy “the sanitized’s” expectations, we may potentially stifle the power and reach of the Gospel. Feeding the saints and reaching the lost are not synonymous in producing art.
Because of the private nature of sexuality in marriage, sexual intimacy is rarely discussed in the church in a joint public forum that addresses its nuances appropriately, but honestly for the married and singles. As a result, we often adopt a shallow view of what sexual intimacy is.