As the American cultural landscape change at a frantic pace, churches and denominations need to become more unified (and by consequence more diverse) to remain true to biblical Christianity. One of the major stumbling blocks that have impeded unity in the church is the intersection of race and politics. I’m growing more convinced that the Adversary is using the political process in America to keep the church divided and our nation is left without a clear picture of the reconciling power of the gospel.
In essence, this divide (and others) in the church are an affront to what the gospel of restoration (Eph. 2). In the midst of his run for the presidency of the SBC, J.D. Greear invited me to raise what I thought was an important issue for the church and our denomination to work through in the days ahead. Of course course I picked the three issues that have quickly turned a conversation at dinner or a reunion with friends into a heated debate: race, religion, and politics. I hope it is helpful, follow this link to the blog.