Upcoming Event

Race & The Christian Follow-up Discussion

Thursday, June 28 from 7:00-9:00pm
Redeemer Office, Main Conference Room
1359 Broadway FL 4, NY, NY 10018

Gather with others to discuss the previous talks given by John Piper, Tim Keller, and Anthony Bradley on March 28.  If you missed the event live, it is still available for online viewing here.

Please RSVP to GraceAndRace@redeemer.com.  

Race & The Christian: An Evening with John Piper and Tim Keller

Moderated by Anthony Bradley
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 7pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th Street

John Piper and Tim Keller are two white pastor-scholars that think we should be talking about race. They will speak from their experiences ministering in multi-ethnic urban contexts for a combined 60 years. This conversation, sponsored by Crossway and hosted by Redeemer's Grace and Race Team, will examine the individual and structural roots of racism and make a case for the pursuit of ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective.  Piper and Keller will proclaim the definitive source of hope—teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ ought to actively undermine the sins –individual and corporate - that feed racial strife, and lead to a multi-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

General registration opens on March 8 at 2pm.
The event is free, but you must register.
To submit discussion questions for the Q &A, email raceandthechristian@redeemer.com
The event will be live streamed at www.desiringGod.org/live.
Books by the authors will be sold before and after the event, CASH only.

Tim Keller is Redeemer’s senior pastor and co-founder (with his wife Kathy). Tim has written a number of books including Generous Justice, The Reason for God, and The Meaning of Marriage (with Kathy).

John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He has authored numerous books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Think, and Bloodlines.

Anthony Bradley is an Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at King’s College. Bradley teaches and writes about race in America, hip hop, youth culture, issues among African Americans, the American family, welfare, education, and modern forms of social injustice, slavery, and oppression.  He is the author of Keep Your Head Up, Black and Tired, and Liberating Black Theology.

Crossway is the publisher of Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian (2011) in which John Piper brings the light of the gospel to bear on race and racism. Hatred of the other and claims to ethnic superiority have been tragic elements of the human condition since the fall. In every manifestation, the root of racial sin is an unbelieving heart resistant to the grace and mercy of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ, therefore, is the only hope for any meaningful racial solutions.

Bloodlines begins with Piper’s confession of his own sins and experience with racial tensions, along with how God has been transforming him and his church. He enables readers to grasp the reality and extent of racism, and then he demonstrates from Scripture how the light of the gospel penetrates the darkness of this destructive sin. The book concludes with sections on what Jesus' atoning death means for racial issues, interracial marriage, and prejudice.

With great sensitivity and compassion, along with a careful reading of the Scriptures, Piper helps readers navigate the painful landscape of racial sin, showing that in the gospel we all have a common bloodline and that through the blood of Jesus, race and ethnicity become secondary for a common people of God.

Desiring God is the resource ministry of John Piper. The mission of Desiring God is to help people everywhere understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. Visit their website at www.desiringGod.org.