The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Our world has been torn asunder by racial, ethnic, and ideological differences. It is seen in our politics, felt in our families, and ingrained in our theology. Sadly, the church has often reinforced these ethnic and racial divides. To cast off the ugliness of disunity and heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community.
Join Pastors Irwyn Ince and Greg Ward for a conversation on these current racial problems in our society and how the Church can be a healing influence in these trying times as Christ forms us into a Beautiful Community. We will begin with a brief overview of the scripture and theology of the Beautiful Community by Pastor Ince. Then we will engage in an extended Question & Answer conversation on these matters. Our intent is to discuss Biblical Church Community based solutions rather than political or governmental solutions to these issues.
Please send your questions for the conversation HERE.
7:30-930 pm – Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. Rev. Ince is a graduate of City College of NY (B.E.E.E, 1995), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A.R., 2006), and Covenant Theological Seminary (D.Min., 2016). He and his wife, Kim, have been married 27 years, and have four children (Jelani, Nabil, Zakiya, and Jeremiah). In addition to authoring The Beautiful Community, Irwyn has contributed chapters to Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church and All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church.
Rev. Greg Ward is the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Chuch in Cedar Park, Texas. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (BA) and Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando (MDiv). He has done graduate work in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and the University of Texas in Austin. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children. Greg contributed a chapter to Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church.