Tag Archives: racial division

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 Model of Charity, Clarity and Courage in Pastoral Care | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

We pastors often find ourselves speaking during troublesome and difficult times. We address biblical texts with thorny truths that offend people. We appear at bedsides to comfort the dying and the grieving. We sometimes get called upon to help 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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Racial reconciliation and the gospel | ERLC.com

It grieves me to witness the extent to which racial mistrust and animosity still besets and bedevils America. However, given the visceral response generated by the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, it is clear that … 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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The Gospel Foundations of Multi-Culturalism | J.D. GREEAR

This is part 2 of a four-part blog series on racial and cultural diversity. The material here is excerpted from a book I have coming out next year called Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send. … Continue reading

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ERLC turns to race issue for March summit | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has announced a summit on race relations in the wake of grand jury decisions regarding police killings of black men that have provoked widespread protests and a nationwide discussion. The Ethics … Continue reading

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Why We Find It Difficult to Talk about Slavery | SBC Voices

Today I launch a series of posts on the subject of slavery. The thinking that lies behind this series has been brewing over the course of years. Only rarely do I wait so long before putting thoughts into writing. What … 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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8 Suggestions for Applying the Gospel in Light of Brown, Grant, Gurley, Rice and Others | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

Introduction Yesterday following the morning service a dear and faithful brother approached me at the door. In his customarily intense way, he looked me in the eyes and thanked me for the sermon. He expressed his appreciation for how the … Continue reading

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Why We Fail to Progress Past Ferguson | J.D. GREEAR

With all the developments of Ferguson and now the tragic Eric Garner case, I’ve been trying to process what it means to be a follower of Christ in a moment like this. I am grateful for those who have explained … 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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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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