The Post-Racial Church: A Biblical Framework for Multiethnic Reconciliation by Kenneth A. Mathews & M. Sydney Park
Published by- Kregel Academic & Professional
Number of pages- 288
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-3586-7
Each chapter is filled with useful information and just the right amount of thought provoking questions that a pastor and church can begin to implement changes that Kenneth A. Mathews and M. Sydney Park suggest.
The Bible teaches equality, racial integration and freedom. Will the church be that way? There is a sense of optimism, but it will only happen if individual churches follow this book.
About the Authors- Kenneth A. Mathews teaches Old Testament studies and biblical interpretation at Beeson Divinity School.
M. Sydney Park teaches New Testament studies and biblical interpretation at Beeson Divinity School.
My thoughts- I thought this book was very interesting. The best part of the book was the questions at the end of each chapter. They helped tie all of the information together and help me realize that my local church is very inclusive. Sometimes though in my local church I wonder how much the ethnic groups, the Africans and the natural-born Americans, spend time together as the adult ethnic groups have their own classes.
I highly recommend this book to pastors, elders, deacons, etc., but I also think it would be a good resource for all church members.
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