Becoming a Reconciling Community in an Age of Racial Unrest
The world is more digital than it's ever been before; it’s more diverse than it’s ever been before, and it's more divided than it's ever been before. Christians have been given the ministry of reconciliation. In this lecture, David Bailey will be sharing five pillars of becoming a reconciling community so that Christian leaders and their communities can become the foretaste of the Kingdom of God that is to come.
Books and authors recommended by David Bailey:
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Lewis Gates Jr.
- America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee
- James Baldwin
- The Other Americans: A Novel by Laila Lalami
David M. Bailey is a public theologian and culture maker who believes the church should lead by example in effective cross-cultural engagement and practices in reconciliation. He’s the founder and executive director of Arrabon; an organization that builds reconciling communities in the midst of a digital, diverse, and divided world. David is an active speaker, consultant and strategist for many national organizations about cultural intelligence and culture-making. He is the co-author of the Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God Study Series. David is the executive producer of documentary 11am: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour and the Urban Doxology Project. He's rooted at East End Fellowship in Richmond VA, and serves on the preaching team. David's greatest honor in life is to be married to his wonderful and beautiful wife, Joy.