The Best of Dr. George Yancey

Summit Life with J.D. Greear | 2/14/2018 | Staff
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Last week our staff and our church had the privilege of hearing from sociologist and professor George Yancey. We’re incredibly thankful to Dr. Yancey for taking the time to speak on the obstacles that stand in the way of racial reconciliation and the biblical ways we can overcome these obstacles. With Dr. Yancey, we pray that the church would seize the opportunity before us, showing our racialized and jaded society what racial harmony truly looks like.

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Last week our staff and our church had the privilege of hearing from sociologist and professor George Yancey. We’re incredibly thankful to Dr. Yancey for taking the time to speak on the obstacles that stand in the way of racial reconciliation and the biblical ways we can overcome these obstacles. With Dr. Yancey, we pray that the church would seize the opportunity before us, showing our racialized and jaded society what racial harmony truly looks like.

Here are some of the best moments from his various talks last week:

Thing - Categories - Race - Benefit - Ourselves

“The first thing we have to recognize is that we create categories of race that benefit ourselves. We all do it, because we’re all depraved.”

“When a church has inter-racial communication that builds up relationships rather than creates conflict, that’s a sign of health in a church. That’s the goal.”

Brothers - Sisters - Ethnicities - Patience - Courage

“When we’re interacting with our brothers and sisters from other ethnicities, we need to have patience, courage, and humility—courage to say some uncomfortable truths, patience to say those truths 10 times, and humility to hear those uncomfortable truths 10 times, too.”

“This is going to be risky. Can you take the risk to listen deeply to those you disagree with? Our society doesn’t seem to have this ability. Those of us in the church need to model it.”

Church - Act - Race

“If the church can get its act together on race, it will make...
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