Resistance and pushback are needed to shape a better outcome, but too much can be destructive.
The message of assimilation makes me uncomfortable because it requires me to celebrate the loss of other people’s culture, traditions, and languages in order to alleviate the fears that white people, including Christians, might have about a diverse society where their position as power brokers of society may be threatened.
The attention that justice has received in recent years is not a trend, but it can be traced to the pages of the Bible. Justice is grounded in the love of a triune God who time and time again shows his love and compassion for the poor, the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised.
Church Hosts Human-Trafficking Forum
This is not easy work. It is going to get difficult and messy, and we will experience tears and anger. Prayer, both individual and corporate, is essential in the fight against human trafficking.
I am in recovery from the racist ideas that shaped my consciousness from the very moment I was conceived, amid one of the most racist social and political stories in history.
The Material Cost of Discipleship Few interactions illustrate the material cost of discipleship like Jesus’ interaction with the rich young ruler in Matthew 19:16–22. This young man thought...
Terence Lester: The church must seek out opportunities to speak out against dismissive and dehumanizing ways of categorizing people and cultures. The church professes a Savior with brown skin who was marginalized, labeled, categorized and questioned.
Excerpted from 'When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough' (IVP)
When We Stand (IVP)