First, he believes the church has to tackle this issue head on, less we be but talking heads.
Second, he firmly believes that goal is not just political correctness, but the effort is made for the sake of the gospel.
Is this the only issue that the people of God must target in our effort to witness of the truth of the gospel and follow our mandate to disciple our culture? No it is not. But along with abortion, global warming and homosexuality it’s a cultural issue that we have the responsibility and opportunity to tackle in a theologically driven manner.
I say amen!
He calls the church to start talking about this issue, no longer talking past one another. This takes a lot of humility. Later in the post, Pastor Lance rightly reminds us of Philippians 2:2-5. Let us humble ourselves and be of the same mind in Christ.
He urges us to keep the glory of God and the spread of his gospel as center to the discussion. It is not elevating “our own people’s ethnic agenda.”
He says what I am saying
If issues of race are hindering the gospel’s impact [then] we deal with it not ignore it.
Amen! Let us not ignore it any longer!
He concludes pointing out the great benefit diversity will have on the church. Ultimately, biblical unity, as a result of the power of the gospel, first in reconciling us to God, then to each other, is a beautiful picture of the peace of God.
I know, I just summarized his post, but go to his site regularly and read, because he is a man who loves Jesus, loves Scripture, and desires something for the church that may be hindering us, currently, from seeing the glory of God through the gospel–unity among brothers.