Tag Archives: civil rights

Racial justice and the gospel | ERLC.COM

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act this year, I was reminded of one of my favorite pictures, which sits on a shelf in my office. It’s a photograph of a line of civil rights workers—in the heat … Continue reading

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Today Is a Time to Mourn | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

I went to bed last night heartsick and distressed over the shooting deaths of two New York Police Department officers. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were sitting in their cruiser unsuspecting when an African-American gunman opened fire on them. … Continue reading

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Race in America: A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

A brief summary of #ATimeToSpeak at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. | Bob Smietana The following post is by Bob Smietana, senior writer for Facts & Trends. This article originally appeared on Facts & Trends. Bob was with us … Continue reading

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What if?

by Mike Nichols During the past few months, rhetoric from both sides of the Michael Brown shooting has been stated and restated, renewed once the grand jury found the officer who shot Brown should not stand trial. That rhetoric was … Continue reading

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Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’ | Baptist Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) — Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, a diverse group of pastors gathered at the historic Lorraine Hotel — now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum — to discuss the … Continue reading

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A Time to Speak | TGC | Trevin Wax

I’m encouraged and challenged by “A Time to Speak” – two panel discussions held Tuesday at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The event included Bryan Loritts, John Piper, Voddie Baucham, Thabiti Anyabwile, Trillia Newbell, Ed Stetzer, Matt Chandler, Eric Mason, … Continue reading

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Time Is Now for Gospel Transformation in Race Relations | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

One message rang clear from a two-hour dialogue of Christian leaders gathered Tuesday night in Memphis at the historic Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum: American evangelicals have far to go in race relations, but the gospel is enough … Continue reading

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SACRIFICED LIVES: Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NAMES (a virtual up-close tour of the Memorial)… Related: The Most Hated & Targeted Minority in America

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3 Reasons Why I Stand with the Protestors | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3) That’s the haunting question the psalmist asks in light of Israel’s social deterioration. The psalmist lives in a time when the wicked under the cover of dark fire … Continue reading

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The Final Civil Rights Battle: Ending Police Brutality | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

INTRODUCTION Several days after news broke that Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, my shipping container from the Cayman Islands arrived. We’d been about two months without any of our possessions, “camping” in our new home, … Continue reading

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The Church and Racial Reconciliation | Between The Times

Yesterday, Southeastern held its final chapel of the semester. In light of the deaths Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and subsequent protests regarding the grand jury decisions in their respective cases, Danny Akin led the community in a time of … Continue reading

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“I can’t imagine.” Yes, You Can. | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a guest post from Isaac Adams, who serves as an editor at The Front Porch. You can keep up with Isaac on twitter @isickadams. Amidst abounding blog posts, memes, articles, and tweets, Amidst burning buildings … Continue reading

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An Incendiary Statement? | SBC Today

*This article was originally posted at Kevin’s website http://www.kevinstilley.com and was used [at SBC Today] by permission. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Commission tweeted the following comment shortly after a Staten … Continue reading

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Randy White Doesn’t Understand Why Racial Reconciliation Is a Gospel Issue? | DownshoreDrift

Pastor Randy White of First Baptist Church, Katy, Texas, has recently written that he doesn’t understand the response of many Evangelicals to racial division in places like Ferguson, Missouri. You can read the whole article and his confrontation of Matthew … Continue reading

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The Most Hated & Targeted Minority in America

As a group, they are often judged because of the actions of a few bad ones. Their motivations are often judged not by the content of their character but by the color of their skin. They are often assumed guilty … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ferguson | TGC | Voddie Baucham

In early August my wife and I, along with seven of our nine children, left for a month-long ministry tour in Africa (Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa). It was a couple of days before we got settled and had any … Continue reading

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Ferguson tensions prompt First Baptist to action | Baptist Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (BP) — Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., never imagined that protestors would wreak so much havoc after a grand jury reported their decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting … Continue reading

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Spotting “Gospel Escapism” in Evangelical Circles | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

I am an evangelical. That statement needs explanation. I am a theological evangelical. I believe the Bible is the divinely-inspired word of God. I believe it is inerrant and sufficient. I believe a person must be born again in order … Continue reading

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I Don’t Understand the Evangelical Response to Ferguson | SBC Today

Dr. Randy White | Pastor First Baptist Church, Katy, TX **This article was previously posted by Dr. Randy White on his website http://www.randywhiteministries.org and is used by permission. Ferguson, MO has erupted in barbaric violence that should cause all law-abiding … Continue reading

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Fight Over Ferguson or Focus on Solutions: How Should Evangelicals Respond? | Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr.

Battle lines are being drawn among evangelicals regarding how to properly interpret and consequently communicate the happenings at Ferguson, within the context of a biblical-kingdom worldview. One side sees the problems of Ferguson as rooted in history; particularly the history … Continue reading

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