No Room For Racism
Wisdom, understanding, and knowledge are so important. We need to learn from one another, ask questions, have dialogue, grow, appreciate, and love each other in a way that honors our Creator. Within the church, there is no room for racism.
Please take some time to listen, watch, and read through the resources we’ve gathered on the importance of reconciliation.
Dr. Tony Evans sits down with his sons and discusses racial reconciliation and the church.
Several years ago we had the unique opportunity of inviting a brother and sister in the Lord, Roby Duke and Celeste Villanova, to present a collaboration celebrating racial reconciliation and unity in Christ. Through their individual testimonies (with an interesting connection point), and their musical gifts, they exhorted our students at Calvary Christian Academy to walk in the truths they had experienced.
This school assembly, filmed at Calvary Christian Academy in 2016, includes some of our pastors and staff speaking to the reality of racism from personal experiences, and how true unity can only be found through Christ and His word.
What does the Bible have to say on matters of race and culture? Pastor Tony Evans addresses this important and relevant question.
Pastor Joe sits down with Pastor Mark Abrams, Pastor Gil Trusty, and Pastor Jerry Paradise to discuss recent events, racism, and how the bible directs us to think and live in light of all these things. Take a half-hour, and be edified and instructed.
The Jews “had no dealings with Samaritans” in the time of Jesus. For hundreds of years, hatred grew between them. Samaritans were half-breeds, not fully Jew or Gentile. When Jesus-wearied from His own journey- encountered a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, He did not see her with the hatred many in the culture did. He saw a woman who was weary. Weary from a life of sin and heartache. Are you weary? Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Human beings all have an innate sense of thirst. A thirst to satisfy both physical and emotional desires. We try to satisfy those longings in various ways which always leads us to wanting more. For the woman at the well, it was relationship after relationship that failed and left her empty. Only Jesus can offer the gift of God, the living water, that can satisfy our souls and lead to life eternal.
Many people point to a lack of evidence for not believing in the existence of God. Some say, “if God would just reveal Himself” then they would believe. Amazingly, God has indeed revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ. The woman of Samaria learned in a shocking moment that Jesus the messiah was standing before her. Not only did He openly admit this fact to her, He also explained that the way we relate to God is “in Spirit and truth.”
by: John Perkins
Dr. Perkins’ final manifesto on race, faith, and reconciliation
We are living in historic times. Not since the civil rights movement of the 60s has our country been this vigorously engaged in the reconciliation conversation. There is a great opportunity right now for culture to change, to be a more perfect union. However, it cannot be done without the church, because the faith of the people is more powerful than any law government can enact.
The church is the heart and moral compass of a nation. To turn a country away from God, you must sideline the church. To turn a nation to God, the church must turn first. Racism won’t end in America until the church is reconciled first. Then—and only then—can it spiritually and morally lead the way.