Grace Relations: The Answer to Global Racism

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Racial tensions are a global challenge. Beyond cursing the darkness the church must model an alternative. As biblical counselors, we must collaboratively create paths to loving communities within diverse global contexts torn by dysfunction. Continue reading

The Essential Role of Biblical Counseling in Racial Reconciliation

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

By God’s grace, evangelicals are starting to engage ethnic divisions in the church with greater intentionality. White evangelicals who’ve managed to avoid racial anxiety that many blacks have experienced for generations are beginning to feel its visceral impact in increasing waves. As Pastor Bret Fuller notes, “Every few months, there seems to be a local event that awakens our national conscience to the fact that black and white folks still have a journey to complete.” The journey of which Fuller speaks is one that numerous believers have been legitimately trying to pursue in recent years and, to be completely honest, this path has been more difficult than many of us ever imagined. Continue reading

Creating a Culture of Compassion across Color, Culture, Gender, and Political Lines

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

A white Crossroads Bible College alumnus started a conversation on Facebook seeking to understand the racial divide. After a few days he decided to close the conversation. Some, many of whom were Christians, could not engage in an edifying conversation.

We are living in a very divisive time. It is a time when Christian compassion, especially within the body of Christ, must provide the needed environment to soften and unite hearts! Continue reading

Breaking Racial Barriers: Starting the Conversation

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Over the years I have found it difficult to engage in healthy helpful discussions on race relations. How do I keep from becoming bitter, cynical, defensive or just simply disengaged? Effective biblical counseling assumes authentic, transparent and humble conversations. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's Five To Live By 2012

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

He Asked for Race; His Need Was Grace

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

BCC Staff Note: This is the first in a three-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on biblical counseling and cross-cultural ministry. A Divine Appointment Walking down the hallway of our college I saw a colleague speaking with a young … Continue reading