I want us to wrestle with conversations that may be difficult. I want us to enter together into the beautiful mess of reconciliation. I want us to have a candid conversation, as family, about race.
In his article "Through African Eyes", John Azumah relates how North American churches can embody cultural imperialism with a very paternalistic attitude to spiritually healthy, vibrant and doctrinally orthodox African churches.
Regardless of education or ministry experience, very few established churches in the CRC will call a black man to lead their congregations. How can we become a denomination where racial reconciliation is prevalent?
Last week, a colleague sent me a link to a blog post entitled "How Support Raising Keeps Parachurch Ministries White." The piece contributes to ongoing conversations we have been having at the denomination's global missions agencies about how to engage underprivileged young people in missions.
This free, one-hour webinar will outline the key skill areas of cultural intelligence and explore how Cultural Intelligence can help us engage across cultural lines for more effective ministry within our congregations and the communities we serve.
I'm curious: What is your church doing for racial reconciliation? And, secondly, what does biblical reconciliation mean?
The word "multicultural" is becoming very popular, and maybe to the point that is losing the real meaning. What does it really mean to us?
When Christians begin to talk about reconciliation we must not begin with racial reconciliation. I believe we must begin this conversation with a new vocabulary.