Dear Church Family,
This past week we started a new series on Biblical justice. Psalm 146 framed this conversation for us with the truth that God is a good and just King who will rule forever. This allows us to deal with these difficult times with (1) worship of God because He is good and (2) hope that the gospel is strong enough to change hearts. As part of this series, I will be sending out emails with resources for you to look at each week. The goal of these resources is to broaden our understanding of the issues of today. I do not agree with everything in all of these resources, but I do find that their overall value has been helpful.
Normally the resources will be articles or videos, but this week I want to suggest a few pastors to consider listening to. There is some disagreement among these men about certain issues but they all have brought some great points forward in the current discussion of justice and racism in the United States. Here are the men that I suggest you consider listening to: (1) Dr. Tony Evans, (2) Dr. Eric Mason, (3) Dr. Voddie Baucham, (4) Thabiti Anyabwile, and (5) Dr. Tim Keller. A book that lays a great foundation for the topic of Justice in the Bible is by Generous Justice by Tim Keller.
In addition, several week ago I suggested a video series by PBS on the history of the African Americans. It is free on Amazon Prime. The name of that series is The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. I pray that these resources will help us as we begin to take steps into a tense topic in our culture today.
For His Name's Sake,
Lead Pastor at North Florida Baptist Church