Speaker: Jerry Cisar
Does America’s long history of racial injustice have any bearing today? Have we shed the problems of the past and moved on to a just and free society? Even more relevant for the church is the question of whether the church is walking in full repentance for its historic complicity in racism? Might we still be participating in ways of thinking and speaking that are rooted in racism with or without knowing it?
Last week’s message laid essential groundwork to wade into the deep waters that we will explore this week. If you weren’t able to listen to that message yet, I encourage you to do so here. Last week we explored how far too often the church today is profoundly proficient at spreading the curse of Babel while being inordinately inept at spreading the blessing of Pentecost. In order to do so, we must learn how to communicate.
This week promises to force us to put this into action. The goal is that we might be a church and people who love God and neighbor more effectively than we were before. To bring mercy to those hungering and thirsting for justice and righteousness (Matt. 5:6-7).