Finding hope in America’s racial problems

If you’re discouraged about the future, here’s hope for racial healing for America!\

Through Christ, all walls of division have been torn down. Believers from every tribe and tongue are united by the blood of Jesus. A former Engaging Missions guest, Steve Simms, comes to talk about racial reconciliation. As ministers of reconciliation, we are called to bring healing where there has been injustice and brokenness.

Steve shares about his new book called Off the RACE Track, which helps believers know how to be color kind. He also tells stories about how he came to care about this issue. He provides lessons from his time pastoring a multiracial church.

Here’s the podcast timeline: Listen at this link.

  • 00:24 – Episode summary
  • 01:31 – Longing to see reconciliation
  • 03:10 – What does it mean to be color kind?
  • 05:19 – Taking the first step
  • 06:43 – Finding ways to understand others
  • 08:10 – Approaching a different culture
  • 11:07 – Beginning to interact on a personal level
  • 13:45 – How did you pursue knowledge on the issues?
  • 16:04 – Grasping the history of racial division
  • 18:01 – What can we do to repair the problems?
  • 19:16 – For the pastors seeking a Revelation congregation
  • 21:50 – The many meanings of diversity
  • 23:35 – Representing every tribe and tongue
  • 26:10 – Pastoring a diverse church
  • 28:50 – Where to start
  • 31:46 – One person can change the world

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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3 Responses to Finding hope in America’s racial problems

  1. David Lancaster says:

    Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity! Keep up the good work.

    *R. David Lancaster*

    *Professor of Religion, B.A., M. Div., D.Min.*

    (0) 731-352-4218

    325 Cherry Ave., McKenzie, TN 38201

    On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 7:56 AM Free Gas For Your Think Tank (A blog to jog your mind and unclog your heart . . .) wrote:

    > Steve Simms posted: ” > > If you’re discouraged about the future, > here’s hope for racial healing for America! >” >

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