We live in a country and world characterized by racial, political, economic, and religious division. We desperately need reconciliation, i.e., to tear down the walls that separate us. But how do we do that? Today, we’re hosting John Slye, Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church in Arlington and Falls Church, a church for people who don’t go to church. John joins us to talk about the keys to genuine and lasting reconciliation, and to challenge us to get out of our comfort zone and take on the task. (This is a replay of a program that aired on March 15, 2017.)
We are wired for comfort, and comfort corrupts. We need Christ to help us turn outward from ourselves.
A black man becomes the godfather to Klan members' children.
When faced with aggression, the best option is neither fight nor flight, but standing our ground in peace. The non-violent approach taught by Jesus has produced major changes like the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement.
Christianity doesn't crush cultures, it lifts them up and promotes multiculturalism.
CALL TO ACTION: Go, cross the divide, and be with someone who is different from you. One way is to host a gathering over a meal where people from differing backgrounds and points-of-view get together, break bread, and share their experiences. Here's an example focused on racial reconciliation.
FULL JOHN SLYE INTERVIEW
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