By Chris Turner
Director of Communications, TBMB
The recent events in Charlottesville were tragic and seemingly becoming more common in cities across America. Racism in all forms is satanic, is biblically antithetical, and should be anathema to every Christian everywhere. Christ died to save some “from every tribe, tongue, and nation” (Revelation 7:9).
As Christians, we have a responsibility to speak on behalf of the gospel. And when we speak, it isn’t just our opinion that is being broadcast. People, especially non-Christians, form conclusions about God, His Kingdom, Christians, our churches, and us based on what we say. No pressure there, huh?
Unfortunately, an initial response by many pastors, ministers, and Christians is to go the other direction and say nothing. This is especially true if media call a local church asking for a comment. The response they are often greeted with is, “no comment.” First, “no comment” is never a good answer. Secondly, and probably more importantly, not to comment is a wasted opportunity. [Read more…]