Thursday, October 03, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #67

White Christian, you have people of color on your staff, but are you seeking their ideas and perspectives?  Does your corporate culture reflect sensitivity to the feelings and concerns of nonwhite individuals?  You’ve spoken to the black people who attend your church, but have you had them over to watch the game after service?  Have you invited them to join your small group? Black Christian, have you been keeping an arm’s distance those white acquaintances who have attempted to get to know you better?  Have you written off some whites as racist because of a silly comment they didn’t realize was offensive?  Have you taken the time to educate them about your culture, answering all of their probing questions about your hair care or your opinion of some black celebrity?

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

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

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