If You Want A Diverse Church

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”

The words are those of Martin Luther King, Jr. from his “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C.

Today we celebrate Dr. King’s life and his contribution to our nation. His vision, courage and non-negotiable principle of non-violence made him one of the most important change-agents in American history.

Dr. King’s means and his ends were righteous and consistent with those of the kingdom of God. It is right that we honor him today.

At the same time, it’s hard to ignore that Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week. Put another way: most churches don’t look like the kingdom of God. Continue reading “If You Want A Diverse Church”