Race and the Gospel may not seem like a very necessary sermon series. After all, does the scripture really talk about race? And our society, although it has its issues, isn't the type of overtly racist society it once was. The most recent white/ black police brutality cases notwithstanding, we have really made great strides over the past 50 years in racial reconciliation, haven't we? So why race and the Gospel?
Simply put, because it’s important to God. We still deal with many of the same issues that laid the groundwork for the kind of invisible and structural racism and discrimination that has plagued and still does very much plague our society. We embark on this series to take advantage of what we see as the Holy Spirit moving in our society to reverse the awful trends of institutional discrimination and the consistent downplaying of racial identity. Spirit come and correct us, help us to see that we are all made in the image of God, and that the societal sin committed at Babel was rendered powerless by Jesus' death on the cross and by his sending the Spirit to speak the Gospel in the language of all nations and all tribes.
Brad Davis | Minister, Denton North Church