Next time you’re having one of “those” conversations… try to back up and ask where the failure to communicate happened. If you can pinpoint the failure, you just may be able to salvage the conversation.
Imagine what would’ve happened if Jesus never took his disciples into Samaria. Would the disciples have known that the Gospel is truly good news for ALL people, or would they have thought those were simply words?
When youth workers are theologically uninformed, they are showing students that God is small and unworthy of their time. Students will think, “Hey, if Bob doesn’t know about this stuff, then I guess it’s not very important.”
In the Church it’s essential for us to keep the gospel central in all things, including how we talk about and pursue racial harmony. The following is a simple attempt to clarify how the gospel drives the pursuit of racial unity.