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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Racism is not part of God’s grand design. Human beings are the architects of racism. However, through Jesus Christ, God is reconciling us to Himself, and to each other, rebuilding what we destroyed.