Has the Dream Become a Nightmare? Prospects for Reconciliation in the Wake of the New Racism

Posted on November 16, 2015 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by John M. Perkins as part of the Capps Lecture Series in Christian Theology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He emphasizes that Christians need to realize that they have been given a Biblical reconciliation in which racism has no place. Peacebuilding comes from having conversations together to understand the implications of this truth. By overlooking the essential element of faith through grace, Christians are overlooking the power of God’s redemption to unify all people into the body of Christ. The lecture begins at the 8:30 minute mark. To browse all the lectures given as part of the Capps Lecture series, click here. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “You cannot see God without seeing the faces of your brothers and sisters. We have got to start that, and all these fixes that are going along are not accurate because they are not based on truth. They are not based on the fact that we are broken, lost sinners. White people, black people, and all people are sinners and come short of the glory of God.”

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  • Date Recorded:November 1, 2015
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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