Binding Up Our Achilles Heel

Published March 6, 2015 by zuzusays

Well written and logical. I wish that more people would use this as a perfect cooling off period, then attend conflict classes and make up. Their combined influence and guidance would be worthy of their mission.

WE PERSEVERE: A Blog on theology and global religious freedom

Something is stirring in the Body of Christ.

In the wake of yet another media frenzy over race following the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast, the Church seemed to veer yet again toward polarization over resolving the issues related to Christian involvement in race-based slavery, the Jim Crow era, and the institutions and systemic racism they spawned that still impact the Church today.

Hostage to the Past

A year ago on this site and elsewhere, I drew parallels between today’s human rights abuses against the persecuted Church and America’s un-reconciled history. I pointed out that human rights violations often follow similar and predictable contours, regardless of the cultures and nations in which they express themselves. America, while exceptional in many ways, is no different from other nations in that she owns human rights atrocities that simply refuse to stay quiet in the annals of history.

This month, a few Christians…

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