The Color of Compromise – Video Series

Color of Compromise

I am currently reading The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby.

A hard reality to swallow for many of us, Tisby (who is an African-American, evangelical Christian) details how the American church helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices throughout its history. Continue reading

Racial Conversations

This past Sunday, our church (Renewal Memphis) changed things up a bit and offered a time of “conversation.”

Our pastor began with a short teaching from Phil 4:1-4, and he then interviewed a mixed couple from our church (husband is black, wife is white). With this, the couple were able to share a bit of their story and experiences, especially in light of our present-day challenges in America.

I appreciated this real-life stuff very much. Continue reading

Is It Still 1968?

1968

1968.

The height and perhaps culminating year of the Civil Rights Movement in America. That year Martin Luther King Jr. was shot just down the road from where I sit right now, his death serving as perhaps the climax of the CRM period in American history.

What we may not know is that there was also a pandemic that began the summer of 1968. This flu pandemic ended up taking the lives of at least 1 million people worldwide (perhaps up to 4 million) during 1968-1969. Continue reading