Race and Racism in the Church

Our culture’s history of slavery, segregation, racism, bigotry has caused deep wounds and divides. Some progress has been made in healing those divides. How much progress, is a matter of much debate. After the 2020 killing of George Floyd, discussions about race and racism became top-of-mind for many of us. And Christians are struggling to navigate our current reality well.

About This Series: There are a lot of things about our current situation that makes people nervous. Especially when we look to the future, we can be very anxious about wondering what the future holds for the church. But there are also plenty of reasons to be hopeful.

About This Episode: Wes McAdams and Benjamin Lee discuss the cycles of racial empathy, anger, division, and apathy that plague the church. Is it possible for the church to work through years of division and hurt? Is it possible for the church to show the world how a multi-ethnic community can flourish?

About Our Guest: Benjamin Lee has been preaching the gospel since 2001. After working for eight years for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and preaching part-time, Benjamin decided to devote his life to preaching the gospel in 2009.

Benjamin began working with the West Main Church of Christ in Lewisville Texas on March 1, 2018. He and his wife Nikki have been married for 17 years. They have a 10-year-old son named Joshua. Benjamin is passionate about faith, family, fitness, and food. He has had the opportunity to preach and teach in Africa, Mexico, and throughout the U.S. You can find his sermons, blogs, books, coaching cohorts, and I Can Do Podcast at www.benjaminlee.blog. He can be reached via email at benjaminlee1@pm.me.

Links and Resources:

Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube

Article: How Does the Bible Define Race?

Video: Having Better Conversations About Race and Racism

Article: Is Preaching the Gospel Enough to Defeat Racism?

Video: One Race or Many? A Gospel-Centered Approach to Unity

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