Friday, October 04, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #68

White Christian, you hugged and apologized to that nameless black person at an out-of-town conference, but have you made any new friends across racial lines since you’ve returned home? Are you now more attuned to the subtle ways society treats whites differently from blacks? Black Christian, are you hanging on to unresolved bitterness against whites? Are you harboring bigotry of your own? Have you been ignoring God’s command to extend grace? Are you resisting his call to become a bridge between the races because you realize that bridges, by definition, must be stepped on?

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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