SUMMARY: A moving, impassioned sermon by Progressive Baptist Church’s (Chicago, IL) Charlie Dates who says that racism in America is a fundamental theological issue as some people don’t see that humans are unique and are created by God.
KEY QUOTE: “We human beings do not have a borrowed dignity. We do not have a conjured or manufactured significance. No we are not the inferior work of creation or the subjects of human power. We are not a creation of our imagination. Nor are we the constructs of depraved imagination. We human beings are something else. Something more wonderful. Something more striking. Something more glorious. We are the works of God’s own hands.”
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Almost every Christian is familiar with the Samaritan women at the well story in John, but few see it as a blueprint for how to cross racial divisions. Preaching from John 4:1-42 Oakcliff Bible Fellowship (Dallas, TX) pastor Tony Evans says Jesus first meets the woman as a person and then speaks to her soul.Read more
Weaving current and historical events while preaching from Luke 18:1-8 pastor Taurus Montgomery of Pioneer Memorial Church (Benton Harbor, MI) lists five things white Christians can do to fight racism. One, educate yourself to understand the problems of injustice. Two, feel the pain of justice in and out of the church. Three, protest the pattern persistently. Four, be a partner for progress. Five, pray to be purged of prejudice persistently.Read more