If Christians and the Church do not bear witness to the reconciliation of God’s children, or in the Apostle Paul’s words, “Jew and Greek,” “slave and free,” “male and female,” how can we expect the world to reflect this unity?
And yet, what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed in 1963, that “it is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o’clock on Sunday morning,” sadly still rings true today.
Tony and the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle wrote The Church Enslaved: A Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation, to address the racial division found in our churches and in the wider society and to offer theological teachings and spiritual practices for overcoming this legacy.
Today, Tony shares a convicting story about Gandhi and the social and political ramifications of discrimination.
Take a few moments to listen and consider how we can and should practice Jesus’s teaching to “do unto others what you want them to do to you” (Matthew 7:2) and the role the church and its members must play in racial reconciliation.