Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reconciliation Blog

I spent a fair amount of time in the 90s promoting the notion of "reconciliation," mostly racial. Some have taken the issue to the next level. My friend Ed Gilbreath has written on the subject; his latest book is Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity (IVP, 2006).

Race relations is always ripe fare for bloggers and talk shows, but Ed goes deeper into human relationships. "Thoughtful" and "articulate" would be overused, hackneyed adjectives, but they fit. Thankfully, Ed's ideas and words are always fresh. His is an important voice as the nation navigates across so many divides (red state-blue state, dominant culture-multi-cultural, religious-secular, etc.).

The subtitle for his Reconciliation Blog is from a scripture verse: "so from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view."

It's good conversation. Check it out!