2 Great Videos about Race, Community, and the Gospel
It was almost exactly a year ago that we started exploring what it would look like to live in Allendale. Of course, now that we can look back, we can see how much God had to teach us.
Here are a couple of videos that would have made no sense to me a year ago. They are a little on the long side (especially for my short attention span), but I encourage you to find some distraction-free time to watch them, and ponder over the thoughts presented.
John Piper (pastor at Bethlehem Bible Church) grew up in Greenville, SC. In this 18-minute video, he shares some of his personal story of growing up in the segregated south. He explains that it is only the power of the gospel that could transform his mindset and bring about racial harmony in the church.
Theological Imperialism and the Black Community
Eric Mason leads a discussion with hip-hop artists Tripp Lee and Lecrae, about the tension they’ve experienced between their church background and with gospel-centered theology.
As I said, I have exponentially-more understanding of these two videos, compared to if I would have seen them a year ago.
You might be sharper (and more sympathetic than I am), so I’d love to hear back from you in the comments. What do you take away from either of these videos?
- Poverty Cure
- The Water Is Wide: Past Regrets
- Why Don’t We Strive for Racial Reconciliation?
- Review: A Slave of Circumstance
- MLK Day: A Changed World
- Critiquing the Missional Movement
- Racial Harmony Is a Blood Issue (4-minute excerpt from a sermon by Piper)
- We Are Family: What African Americans Bring to Reformed Theology (from Desiring God)