Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry

Part 5 in a continuing series. Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel” Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry”  Becoming intentional in reaching … More Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry

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Killing Racism: With Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

Part 4 in a continuing series. Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel” Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry What were the foundational pillars upon … More Killing Racism: With Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

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Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

  The following, as promised in yesterday’s post (“Fighting Racism with the Gospel”), is the first of a series of posts excerpting an essay I wrote in 2009 for the John Fuder and Noel Castellanos book, A HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY: NEW MODELS FOR URBAN AND SUBURBAN MINISTRY. Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Suburban Church (Capitalizing on the … More Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

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John Piper on Why We Should Care about the Issues Surrounding Ferguson, MO

It is a  BLOOD-OF-JESUS  Issue As a pastor committed to racial-reconciliation, justice, compassion, the cross of Christ and the gospel, it is CRAZY that the title of this post is even necessary. Unfortunately, such is the state of thinking about the gospel in the American church. There is a “hole in our gospel” as one writer has … More John Piper on Why We Should Care about the Issues Surrounding Ferguson, MO

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Emphasis on Justice and City-Transformation is Not Enough

Monday Discussion Holistic ministry to the whole person and with an emphasis on justice and cultural transformation is not only the biblical pattern but it is a culturally relevant way to speak to those outside the church in post-modern America. “Involvement in social justice issues may cut the negative perspective on the church in half … More Emphasis on Justice and City-Transformation is Not Enough

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