Calling the Next Generation to Racial Reconciliation

The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit addressed “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event was held in Nashville on March 26-27, 2015.

When it comes to race, our churches must reflect the united kingdom of Christ more than the divided states of America.

I haven’t gotten to watch all the videos from this event, but what I have seen has been so biblical, passionate, and helpful.  One message was from pastor, author, and rapper Trip Lee.  He does a great job in the video above talking about “Calling the Next Generation to Racial Reconciliation.”

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Some great tips he shared:

  1. Don’t treat people who are different too differently.
  2. Don’t assume stereotypes.
  3. Try not to flock to the people who look like you all the time.
  4. Intentionally seek to understand people.
  5. Persevere through difficulty and growing pains.
  6. Don’t give up when it’s hard.
  7. Ask yourself if you have unfair assumptions and fight against them.
  8. Keep the conversations going.

We are not just looking for blacks and whites in the same room, we want blacks and whites in the same family – through Jesus.

All the videos from the @ERLC summit on the gospel and racial reconciliation now online and available: ERLC.com/videos

Send Montreal

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This has been a whirlwind of a week.  Monday morning, I traveled to Montreal, Canada to meet, encourage, learn, and pray for church planters in that area.  We were back Tuesday night!  It was a fast paced but a very special time.

Our time was spent with passionate men of God, who are dedicated to the Great Commission.  They love the Lord with their hearts but also their minds.  They have studied that city and know the areas in which they are trying to reach.  Spending time with the Send Montreal team of the North American Mission Board was not only educational but edifying as well.

Montreal’s history is unique.  There was a time when the city basically walked away from organized religion.  The city is now 0.5% evangelical Christian and there is 1 church per 185,000 people in that area.

We were invited to come and see the work that is being done.  While the stats seem bad, God is at work.

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Take Your Kids With You

I’m not the best father.  I’ve got plenty of issues I am working out.  God is still shaping me to father like he fathers.

But I have been learning a pretty solid secret of fathering as of late.

Ready for it?

When you go somewhere, take your kids with you.

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