This weekend is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. There are several events of the weekend to commemorate it. This weekend take 20 minutes to view this video of one of the greatest speeches ever given.. Stop and pray that King’s dream would become reality.
Today let’s look at reconciliation through a lens that is rarely used – generational. One way this schism manifests itself is in views towards singleness. Not all singles are younger, but in many churches there is a tension between the 18-29 demographic (which increasingly puts marriage off) and the 30+ one, which traditionally got married much younger. Which way is right?
A huge percentage of our population has only failed examples of marriage to aspire towards. It’s no wonder, then, that men and women prolong their premarital relationships—often moving in together—just to make sure their significant other is whom they want to be with for the long-haul. So what’s the approach to take in a culture where singles are putting off marriage? Learn what one twenty-something leader has to say about this question.
I posted earlier today my thoughts on the new Justice Conference. Let me now encourage you to go to the granddaddy of all Christian justice conferences, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) annual conference. Early bird registration is now open. Click to learn more.
Yesterday was a historic day as the 13th Amendment was ratified and adopted into the United States Constitution, formally abolishing slavery across the country. Test your knowledge about this important moment in history, and the events that lead up to it by taking this 13th Amendment quiz. By the way if you haven’t seen the movie Lincoln I highly recommend it. After you do the quiz, come back and comment. How did you do?
I participated in a panel discussion back in October with Dr. Michael Emerson, Dr Peter Cha, and Pastor Peter Hong on the subject of race in the US and the church. If interested you can view it at The Henry Center channel on Youtube. It’s 3 parts and about an hour, so bring a lunch!
Dr. Michael Emerson, a well regarded sociology professor from Rice University, will speak on “How Race Works, and Why it Matters for the Church”on October 25th at 11 a.m. as part of the Henry Center’s Trinity Symposia series. For his talk in chapel, Emerson will be drawing from Ephesians 6:12 and addressing how the church can prepare for the reality of a more multiracial nation and promote true reconciliation within the church.
Emerson’s lecture will be live streamed and available online thereafter via www.tiuproductions.com. For more information, check out the Henry Center website.