NAE Condemns White Supremacy

August 16, 2017 ...

In times of national tragedy and crisis, evangelical Christians turn to the Word of God for direction. God created human beings in his image, and thus all people share in divine dignity (Genesis 1:26). No race or ethnicity is greater or more valuable than another. Evangelicals believe that the good news of Jesus Christ has …

What White Christians Need to Know About Black Churches

January 15, 2017 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e16-011517-Alexander.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:48 — 34.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In this podcast, you’ll hear Bishop Alexander, a leader in the African American church, share: How African American Christians think about racism; What prevents black Christians from attending predominately white churches; How the black church can …

The United States of Minorities

June 27, 2016 ...

By 2044 there will be no majority race in America. In 28 years whites are estimated to make up 49.7 percent of the population, Hispanics 25 percent, blacks 12.7 percent, Asians 3.7 percent and another 3.7 percent will be multiracial. The all-minorities make-up of the future has already arrived in 266 U.S. counties that are …

On Politics

June 27, 2016 ...

Joshua now leads a consulting firm, Values Partnerships, which creates community and faith-based partnerships for the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He is a frequent media commentator and has authored four cover stories for Newsweek magazine. A former associate pastor at a small Pentecostal church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Joshua originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. He …

Reflections From Repenting

June 27, 2016 ...

They had good reason to do this. For 35 years, our mission at McLean Bible Church has been to get the gospel message to every person in the D.C. area. However, I was determined to do it alone. One church, by itself, trying to achieve such a goal. I know it sounds crazy, but that …

Black and White Race in American Denominations

June 20, 2016 ...

With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, many claimed we were entering an era of a post-racial, multi-ethnic society. Events after the president’s election have tempered this sentiment. This country has a complicated relationship to race and ethnicity, and this is especially true for black and white relationships and for Christianity in America. …

A Prophetic Journey

June 20, 2016 ...

We had been traveling in England for three weeks with a group of African American seminarians and church leaders. It was exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. We lectured on issues pertaining to the black church in classrooms, preached in churches, dialogued with police, gave radio interviews, talked with civic and community leaders — all …

Are Multi-ethnic Churches the Only Way?

June 15, 2016 ...

Let’s examine our Lord’s Great Commission. In the midst of an impromptu worship service, Jesus calls his Jewish disciples to go — or more literally “as you are going” — and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20). He is speaking to all Jews, and the “nations” are the ethnic groups of the world (i.e., …

How is the Church Doing in America?

March 29, 2016 ...

Turn your head to Charleston, South Carolina, to see the Church as God’s best in the worst of times. CNN reported that Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is “the spiritual community that wowed the world with its forgiveness in the face of the darkest evil.” After a white shooter killed nine Christians, including the pastor, …

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