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Friday Five Interview: Bryan Loritts

How is the church doing on racial reconciliation? We asked a prominent pastor and author.

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Bryan Loritts. Bryan is the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Memphis, and is on the board of trustees for Biola University, Presbyterian Day School, and Memphis Leadership Foundation. He is author of God on Paper and A Cross Shaped Gospel as well as a contributing author for Great Preaching.

Also be sure to check out Bryan's preaching resources at Preaching Today. Don't miss his excellent article on preaching on racial reconciliation.

Today we talk to Bryan about his father's influence, racial reconciliation in the church, and his advice for young pastors.

Incidentally, you'll notice that there are only 4 questions and answers (But "Friday Four" wasn't quite as catchy…). The first question was originally split in two, but Bryan concisely answered it. Hope you enjoy.

Your father, Dr. Crawford Loritts, is a well-known evangelical pastor. How did his ministry affect your decision to enter the pastorate? And what was the most important ...

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