Overcoming Racial & Political Tension and More

November 29, 2016

This week we are talking about some issues going on in the world and in the church regarding race and politics. People of all viewpoints are provoking “the other side” out of fear and confusion. We talk about some local protests and petitions that have been brought on by these tensions. Though the reaction to this election has been polarizing, we know the racial & political tension can be overcome by the gospel. The blood of Jesus brings unity and tears down boundaries between races and political parties. We discuss how the gospel must be the driving force to overcoming racial and political tension in this country.

We also discuss a book by Benjamin Watson, tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, about racial reconciliation, Under Our Skin. He “offers a look at both sides of the race debate and appeals to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.” We share one story from his book that is especially powerful.

We briefly share our thoughts on the election recounts. Mark talks about finishing an ultra-marathon last week and tells about an inspiring 72-year-old runner he met.

 

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Links and Recommendations:

Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson – the book Shawn recommended about racial reconciliation

 

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