A List of Resources About the Gospel and Diversity

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the gospel and diversity? Where do you start? What is trustworthy and worthwhile? What are some helpful resources to understand the biblical call for a racially, ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse body of worshipers? I recently had the privilege of presenting a workshop at the 2014 General … Continue reading A List of Resources About the Gospel and Diversity

Ripple Effect: Race and the PCA General Assembly 2014

If all I knew about the PCA and race was what I saw at General Assembly 2014 I would be encouraged. The annual gathering of the highest court of the Presbyterian Church in America featured four significant sessions concerning racial harmony and cultural diversity in the denomination. Four Presentations Leading off the week was a … Continue reading Ripple Effect: Race and the PCA General Assembly 2014

Seek Peace and Pursue It: The Quest for Racial Harmony

Originally posted on http://www.raanetwork.org The Bible declares, “seek peace and pursue it” (Ps. 34:14; 1 Pt. 3:11). This phrase has implications for all areas of life, especially multi-ethnic ministry.   Live in Peace We know that we as believers have been reconciled to God through our Savior (Rm. 5:1). But this reconciliation extends not just … Continue reading Seek Peace and Pursue It: The Quest for Racial Harmony

Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?

Racial and ethnic diversity in the church is not simply a cultural issue it’s a gospel issue. I recently wrote about some encouraging signs of racial progress in a Southern Presbyterian church.  While most of the comments were positive, one person raised a concern that I’ve often encountered:  When you talk about race aren’t you … Continue reading Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?

A New Southern Presbyterianism?

For some people Southern Presbyterianism and racial reconciliation is oxymoronic.  But the elusive reality of diversity and unity in the church just took a significant step forward. I recently participated on a panel about the topic "Christianity and Race" at the historic First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi.  The church has over 2,500 members, is the largest … Continue reading A New Southern Presbyterianism?