Many know Martin Luther King Day, an important day in American history. But today, May 19, is Malcolm X Day.
Last night, I just finished watching the 1992 film Malcolm X. The movie is directed by Spike Lee and Malcolm X is played by Denzel Washington. It is a great, yet tragic, story that I recommend all watch.
You can view the trailer below.
Today I had my friend Ben Rous on the podcast. He’s pastor of Liberty Christian Church in Lansing, Michigan.
Our church is currently doing a vlog series entitled “Five Minutes in 1 Peter.” I’ve done the past two, which take a look at 1 Peter 2:18-25.
Now, this passage addresses a very difficult issue, especially in light of today’s race reckoning in America. Peter speaks about how slaves are to act toward their masters, without ever stating, “End slavery now!” He then goes on to offer how they may faithfully suffer in the midst of harsh treatment.
All I can say is: Yikes!
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
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