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Every Tribe and Tongue: Charlottesville, Racism, and the Gospel

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Every Tribe and Tongue: Charlottesville, Racism, and the Gospel

"God is up to something big in this world, and it includes those from every tribe and tongue. It always has, and it always will. And so if any group of people ought to embody diversity, it's the church. The events in Charlottesville only highlight a problem that is as old as the church itself—a problem which led Paul to remind the church: "Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Galatians 6:14). When we understand that our justification, our righteousness, and even our inherent value are not contingent upon our race, our nationality, or our cultural background but on the finished work of Christ, we can be free to live as a beautifully diverse and unified family of God."

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Between Two Worlds: The Tension We Live In

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Between Two Worlds: The Tension We Live In

As Christians, we are not called to retreat from the world, nor are we called to conform to everything in it. We don't fit neatly into worldly categories, but are instead called to a mission higher than earthly agendas. Sometimes, it can be difficult to navigate this tension of how to live in and for this world, but not of it. Fortunately, we have a wonderful instruction from Peter and a perfect example in the person of Jesus.

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