When ‘Black’ and ‘Christian’ Collide

Ryan Troglin | November 24, 2015

What does it mean to be both black and a Christian? How, for example, should a new believer view his identity as an African American now that his ultimate identity is in Christ? Should he even care he’s black? While these particular questions are unique to African Americans, Christians of every ethnicity should consider such issues with biblical care.

In this new roundtable video, Trillia Newbell (director of community outreach for the ERLC and author of United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity), Vermon Pierre (lead pastor of Roosevelt Community Church in Phoenix), and John Onwuchekwa (lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta) do just that. They show us how diversity benefits the whole church, what race reveals about the imago dei, why God creates color, and more. The 10-minute video will both encourage minorities struggling with identity and teach those in the majority how to better engage those who may have a different skin color but are still brothers and sisters in God’s family. 

Editors’ note: Tune in here at 8:30 p.m. EST tonight—the one-year anniversary of the Ferguson decision—as pastor and TGC Council member Darrin Patrick talks with NFL tight end Benjamin Watson about his experiences and insights as a Christian and an African American. Head to Twitter afterward and…

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