It’s been an honor to share from an African American perspective and encourage racial reconciliation through open dialog concerning race, ethnic, and cultural differences this month. I trust we will continue the conversation and champion the unity of all God’s people for the sake of his kingdom and to advance his great purposes throughout the world. To Him be all glory.
Since the “Racial Reconciliation” feature on Moody’s Midday Connection earlier this month, I have been continuing the race conversation with weekly dialog on the blog concerning issues that were raised through the broadcast. Thus far, we have answered the question, “Why Pursue Racial Reconciliation,” and discussed the issue of Race and Politics in the Church.
Today, I want to close the discussion by responding to some of the questions and issues raised through emails received after the broadcast. Of course, I cannot cover all topics here, so I have decided to lump several responses together in an effort to capture the “big picture” of what I believe people were trying to communicate. Additionally, I have selectively chosen to address and present the comments where people seemed sincere in their desire to grow and continue a healthy dialog.
In our “Christians Celebrating Black History” Series, we have featured Edward Gilbreath’s book Reconciliation Blues by defining racial reconciliation and the challenge of being a black evangelical in a white man’s world, discussing America’s race issue and compliance of the American church, and pondering the connection between racial reconciliation and evangelism.
Today, I share a few interview questions concerning Ed’s recent ebook (IVP, $2.99) entitled, Remembering Birmingham: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter to America – 50 Years Later.
This year, 2013, marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” and “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Why did you choose to focus on King’s letter?