Much of the concepts stated here have been fleshed out in previous posts. These statements will be included among the tabs at the top of the page to help orient new visitors. Though not all contributors to this blog need adhere to these principles, they serve as a central template with which to conduct our discussions.
- Racism is a real and pervasive force dividing God's Kingdom.
- A divided body of Christ hurts our witness to the world, hampers our personal relationship with God, and perpetuates our global sinful brokenness.
- Rich diversity is important to God and is part of his vision of a redeemed Kingdom.
- The Church has made egregious errors in our racial history, the consequences of which we continue to bear.
- The Church also has incredible potential to usher radical racial reconciliation through the model of Jesus Christ.
- It is especially important for those traditionally in positions of power and privilege to educate themselves and to take action to redeem broken relationships and systematic injustice.
- By God's grace, we have the opportunity to not only right our own wrongs, but to drastically advance racial healing, and to enter into a powerful relationships to reshape the world's understanding of who God is and His desires for us as a community.
"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb." (Revelation 7:9)
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