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.

Bloodlines Documentary

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.

Bloodlines Documentary with John Piper from Crossway on Vimeo.

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.

Theological Imperialism and the Black Community from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

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?

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