Four Misunderstandings About Racial Reconciliation | RELEVANT

One of the many reasons we need to read the Prophets is because they speak to the public dimension of Gods love. Many of us have experienced the personal or private dimension of Gods love; we know what its like to receive his grace and kindness personally. But the prophets remind us that Gods love... Read more

The Maryland Episcopal Diocese Has Pledged a Million Dollars Towards Racial Reconciliation | RELEVANT

The Maryland diocese of the Episcopal Church has become the latest religious institution to pledge racial reparations for slavery and systemic racism. The church voted last weekend overwhelmingly in favor of a million dollar seed fund that would go towards programs that would benefit Black people in Baltimore and across the state. Officials say the... Read more

20 Quotes on Lament and Racial Reconciliation

I (Matt Smethurst) recently read Mark Vroegop’s timely new book, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation(Crossway, 2020). The following 20 quotes caught my attention. The church at Antioch wasnt Jewish. It wasnt Gentile. It was both. That was new. Regardless of ethnicity, these believers united around their common belief in... Read more

Help! I Dont Know Where to Start with Racial Reconciliation

This article is part of the Help! series. The Intersection of Lament and Racial Reconciliation Where are we to begin when it comes to issues of race and injustice in our world today? Given the loaded nature of racial reconciliation and justice, a helpful starting point can be lamentthe biblical language of empathy and sorrow.... Read more

An Open Letter to the Pastor Desiring Racial Reconciliation in the Church

This article is part of the Open Letters series. Dear Pastor, Im sure you know that the seventh chapter of Revelation envisions redemption culminating with people from every tribe, nation, and tongue standing before our resurrected savior (Rev. 7:9-11). Imagine a sea of faces with varying shades of ethnicity: African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, European,... Read more

The Disregarded Door to Racial Reconciliation

Humanity has a deeply rooted desire for peace. Vocalists sing about it. Poets express their longing for it. Nations fight wars to secure it. Yet establishing peace between individuals, communities, and nations often seems like an elusive dream. It’s so difficult to achieve, in fact, that we can be fooled into believing we have peace... Read more

Greg Laurie, Sen. Tim Scott Encourage Nation to Find ‘God Solution’ for Racial Reconciliation

Greg Laurie, Sen. Tim Scott Encourage Nation to Find 'God Solution' for Racial Reconciliation As the nation continues to protest and debate racial reconciliation and police reform, megachurch pastor Greg Laurie and Republican Senator Tim Scott sat down to an honest conversation on how the country can move forward, as reported by Faithwire.Sen.... Read more

Podcast: A First Step toward Racial Reconciliation (Mark Vroegop)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Lament as a First Step In this episode, Mark Vroegop, author of Weep with Me: How Lament Opens the Door for Racial Reconciliation, discusses the challenge of racial reconciliation and how the biblical practice of lament offers Christians from different backgrounds a common language for... Read more

How to Be the Bridge : Practical Steps to Racial Reconciliation

Racial reconciliation has been a hot topic in recent years, not just in Christian circles. The phrase itself may evoke a range of emotions in people, but at its heart the practice of racial reconciliation is complicated, messy and uncomfortable. Latasha Morrison has jumped headfirst into the messiness of this mission, wading through the hard... Read more

Why Racial Reconciliation Isnt The Answer to Racial Violence

Dr. King once said: Black supremacy is as bad as white supremacy.* I couldnt disagree more. Maybe you think the good doctor just rolled over in his grave at the notion that a Black Christian advocate for peace and justice disagrees with that idea, but hear me out. He made that statement in the wake... Read more

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?

[ad_1] Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Obtain | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | On this episode of the Bible Examine Podcast, Travis and Wes talk about a listener’s query concerning the distinction between forgiveness and reconciliation. Is there a distinction? Wes walks by way of the parable of the Unforgiving Servant, which... Read more

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Whats the Distinction? | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Most of my work as a psychotherapist consists of serving to people and {couples} work by way of very tough relationship challenges. Practically on a regular basis, I've an individual sitting throughout from me in tears expressing frustration, harm and anger. They usually say one thing like: “He stated I'm sorry, however its... Read more

Find out how to discover reconciliation, hope, and therapeutic this Christmas

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — Between Christmas buying and planning get-togethers with household and pals, its protected to say we're within the thick of the vacation season. Though its generally known as probably the most great time of the 12 months, Ron Hutchcraft with Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says, Typically it’s probably the most wounded time of... Read more