Racial division is a result of a sin-ridden world. Christ unites us once again under the cross and through the call of the Gospel. As a pro-life people of God, we are charged with the task of loving our neighbors, including and especially those with different skin colors, ethnic backgrounds, and cultural traditions. Director of LCMS Black Ministry, Pastor Roosevelt Gray, joins Steph in this episode to talk about race relations in light of the Gospel.
Bio: Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr., is currently serving as director of LCMS Black Ministry. Prior to joining the staff of the LCMS International Center, Gray served as assistant to the president for Missions/Evangelism in the LCMS Michigan District, a call he accepted in 2001. He served as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church and Lutheran City Ministries in Detroit from 1997 to 2001; director of admissions, recruitment and vicarage at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., from 1994 to 1997; and as pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Houston, from 1988 to 1994.
Gray graduated in 1988 with a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary and in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Printing Production and Management from Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Ala.
Not all the views expressed are necessarily those of the LCMS; please discuss any questions with your pastor.
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