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

Not the Voice, the Microphone

Any time you see an organization with the words "African American" in the title, you may be tempted to think that this group speaks for all Black people.  This, however, is not the case. I have the privilege of serving as the co-founder and president of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN).   This ministry … Continue reading Not the Voice, the Microphone

“Is It Safe There?”: Code Words for Racism?

A seemingly harmless question about safety can mask deep-seated racism.  Sometimes "Is it safe?" or "That's not a good part of town," are code words for "I'm afraid of [insert black or brown-skinned minority] people." I recently came across an article by Brian Dahlen (a White brother) entitled, "Is It Safe There?", where Brian states … Continue reading “Is It Safe There?”: Code Words for Racism?