For quite some time, I have been concerned about the racial divide in America specifically in relation to the church. The hour of worship continues to be the most segregated hour of the week, and many people seem to be fine with that. I’m not! My first positive taste of evangelical Christianity was in a church that was fairly ethnically blended for its day but is more so now. I left Virginia to find that the regions of the South where I have lived since 1998 do not embrace that so much.
I had the privilege to watch Pastor JD Greear of the Summit Church in Durham, NC address the issue of “Race and America” in the first of a 3-Part series tonight. I want to encourage you to listen the next two Mondays at 7 pm EST on Facebook live. Others will be addressing this issue in the next 2 weeks. Pastor JD did a phenomenal job tonight articulating the issue. I hope they will make this available on their website, summitrdu.com, and the Summit Church app.
As much as I long to see more ethnic diversity among faith communities, I need more knowledge. You are probably in the same boat. Set your alarm for the next 2 Mondays at 7 pm EST to watch these much needed discussions.