Christian author and apologist Josh McDowell has issued an apology for a recent statement he made at a gathering of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). During the AACC gathering, McDowell implied that most African Americans and minorities had not been raised to value education and hard work.
On September 22, the UN will host a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the 2001 "World Conference on Racism in Durban." The original Durban conference was hijacked by people and a terrorist-supporting agenda rife with antisemitism and bashing Israel. So far, a number of countries are boycotting the upcoming conference: Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Hungary, Netherlands, UK and the US. The rest of the world, however, seems to think that there's no problem with the UN hosting another conference whose sole purpose is to smear Israel.
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right extremist group Proud Boys, has been sentenced to five months in jail for setting a historic Black church’s Black Lives Matter banner on fire in December and possessing high-capacity firearm magazines when he returned to Washington days before the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Already, several evangelical denominational meetings have grabbed headlines this summer as they discussed critical race theory, the ordination of those who identify as gay and the Doctrine of Discovery among other things. But, the UCC, which is slated to start their meeting this Sunday, repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery years ago. It also has long since settled questions about the inclusion of its LGBTQ clergy and declared itself called to be an “anti-racist church.”
If you’re like many white Americans, you knew little (if anything) about the Tulsa Race Massacre before recent days and weeks. We can therefore speak and act in ways that communicate racist messages and deepen racist divisions without knowing we are doing so. Here we see the wisdom of the early Christians in selecting believers from the Greek-speaking part of the church to lead in responding to the needs of Greek-speaking members. These leaders could speak for those they represented and help the church minister holistically with greater effectiveness. I am convinced that every church, ministry, and organization in America should follow their example. Here’s how.