Sunday, September 29, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #63

America is a racist nation by nature, and the American church is complicit in this sin if it continues to remain silent. . . .One of the blights on American history will be that we the church, those of us who call ourselves by God’s name, did not lead in the struggle for racial reconciliation, that we did not provide a model, that we were not the ones showing the way. . . .The world awaits a different statement from the Christian community about race. Racial reconciliation has been a very difficult thing for the American church to pursue. We’ve gone all over the world to win souls, but we haven’t dealt very well with racial reconciliation right here in America. As Christians, it’s possible for us to do wonderfully holy things crossculturally without ever experiencing a fundamental change in our thinking about crosscultural matters.

Edward Gilbreath, Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006), 46-48, 81. 

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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