#RacialRec: Extend Grace to the White Man

Neglected Voices in the Church Summary

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThroughout this series, I have purposely referred to the “white man” or the “white tribe” signaling the great divide between the dominate culture and everyone else in America. In spite of the drastic changes in racial and ethnic demographics in this country, white males in many cases remain “gate keepers” in positions of power which determine who are the haves and have-nots, whose voices are worthy of attention, who gets a seat at the table, and how our stories are told. We see this everywhere from the corporate offices, to school buildings, university campuses, church denominations, publication, media and broadcasting…but if the political climate is any indication, the tide is quickly turning.

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#RacialRec: Is Your Church a Credible Witness for Christ?

That’s the question of this hour. Perhaps of equal importance is the question, “Am I a credible witness for Christ?” I have referenced John 17:20-23 and 2 Cor. 5:14-20 several times throughout this series because in those passages, the Bible is clear that unity and reconciliation among all believers in Christ sends a message to the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, in the area of diversity, the world is teaching the church a lesson or two. Business leaders all across the globe value diversity because it impacts their bottom line. Diverse leadership teams, though challenging, are more innovative and make better decisions. Diverse experiences of leaders filter into marketing plans which attract a broad and more diverse customer base. The new customers continue to invest in the business and the leaders can therefore expand their vision and brand.

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