Opinion | Church
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
world and all the people in it. This is the hour of the remaking of the cosmos and the reconciliation of human relationships. At the same time that his universal
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem.
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the 'Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well'. “My strategy was to be a pioneer for reconciliation within the white church,” she said.
Opinion | Discipleship
Weary in the Wilderness?
Pray, and don't give up on people.
We soon realize that reconciliation and redemption are not ours to bring about; that's God's responsibility. Then he can make us his ambassadors of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:20).
When You've Been Wronged
Is forgiveness more important than justice?
In the United States, we remember those who have suffered great offenses in this country but have not been extended a full apology or an offer of reconciliation.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Racial Reconciliation Knows No Borders Subscriber access only
How I came to see the church’s prophetic work on race as a global issue.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Racial Reconciliation Knows No Borders. I came home with the knowledge that I could no longer think of reconciliation in merely nationalistic terms.
Opinion | Church
King’s Dream Succeeds If We Study the Bible
Cross-racial partnerships only have lasting power if they’re rooted in Scripture.
Racial reconciliation requires the fundamentals of faith practice: good, substantive Scripture study with diverse believers. While cross-racial friendships
Opinion | Discipleship
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
Asian, black, Latino, and white women and men came to speak to our group about how God shaped their ethnic journeys and invited them into deeper racial reconciliation and justice.
Opinion | Discipleship
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
Scripture teaches us to acknowledge the depth of our capacity for sin, but it also encourages us to leave room for reconciliation, forgiveness, and growth in ourselves and in one another
Opinion | former TCW issue
Racial Reconciliation, Here and NowSubscriber access only
We're one in Christ—let's live like it.
Opinion | former TCW issue. Racial Reconciliation, Here and Now. In our most desperate of moments, it's easy to want to opt out of seeking racial justice and reconciliation.
Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
“No matter how difficult those hours are, deep moments of mercy and reconciliation can come, changing the course of your life, and the changing the end of their lives.”.
Opinion | Sexuality
With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment
What I've learned from both sides of a hard conversation.
Do we have the right, then, to do make these bold proclamations? Yes, in fact, we do! As members of Christ's body, we are commissioned as ministers of reconciliation.
Rethinking Apologetics for the Black Church
“Black people in the inner city need apologetics, but black people in the suburbs do, too,” says apologist Lisa Fields.
My favorite apologetics book comes from J. Deotis Roberts, called Liberation and Reconciliation: A Black Theology. In my opinion, it's foundational for a black apologist.
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
divinity at BDS, Park's study of the New Testament is motivated by “questions of gender and justice” and “a gospel-shaped approach to power relations and racial reconciliation.” She is
Opinion | Pop Culture
Redeeming the Race DiscussionSubscriber access only
Brenda Salter McNeil on what it will take for our nation to heal
Or because she has testified before Congress, or because she directs the Reconciliation Studies Minor at Seattle Pacific University, or even because racial hate and ethnic discord
Opinion | Discipleship
Forgiveness: It's Not as Simple as It SoundsSubscriber access only
Unpacking—and living—what the Bible really says
We also often equate forgiveness with reconciliation—two connected but different movements of the heart. Unfortunately, reconciliation is not always possible.
Opinion | Church
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
Rather, biblical forgiveness commits us to truth-telling and to moral reparation. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a great example.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
Without being a “Christian” movie per se, it celebrates reconciliation and transformation where none seemed possible and offers a heart-warming tale for the cold of winter.
Amena Brown Q+A: Poetry in an Age of Lament
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood.
Reconciliation is a) hard work—it takes the grace of Jesus Christ to do it—and b) not just the work of people of color. No, reconciliation is for all of us.
Opinion | Church
Dear Secretary Tillerson: Don’t Downsize Religion in Foreign Affairs
Closing the RGA is much more than a bureaucratic loss; it impacts our Christian brothers and sisters around the globe.
State Department. “[Religious groups] have the ability to influence the cessation of conflict, to advance peace and justice, and to foster reconciliation. We
Opinion | Discipleship
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
But a growing number of women—particularly those of color— see barriers and imbalances in our discipleship, especially regarding issues of race, culture, and reconciliation.