Best Cover Winner, 2007 ECPA Christian Book Awards (Midlevel Publisher) ^^"The parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor." 1 Corinthians 12:23 ^^When people deal with color, class or culture in a negative way,...
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Best Cover Winner, 2007 ECPA Christian Book Awards (Midlevel Publisher)
^^"The parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor." 1 Corinthians 12:23
^^When people deal with color, class or culture in a negative way, that's racism. But the answer is not to ignore these as if they don't matter. Instead, we can look at color, class and culture in a positive way. That's gracism.
^^Pastor David Anderson responds to prejudice and injustice with the principle of gracism: radical inclusion for the marginalized and excluded. Building on the apostle Paul's exhortations in 1 Corinthians 12 to honor the weaker member, Anderson presents a biblical model for showing special grace to others on the basis of ethnicity, class or other social distinction. He offers seven sayings of the gracist with practical examples for building bridges and including others.
^^A Christian alternative to secular models of affirmative action or colorblindness, gracism is an opportunity to extend God's grace to people of all backgrounds.
^^Now in paper!^
David A. Anderson (D. Phil., Oxford) is the founder and senior pastor at Bridgeway Community Church, one of the nation's leading multicultural churches, located in Columbia, Maryland.
He serves as CEO of BridgeLeader Network (a consulting organization) and an instructor of cultural diversity at the University of Phoenix (Columbia Campus).
His books include Letters Across the Divide (Baker, 2001); Gracism: The Art of Inclusion (Intervarsity Press; 2010); Multicultural Ministry (Zondervan, 2004) and The Platinum Rule: Doing Good to Those Who Have Hurt You.
Anderson was the first African American to be student body president at Moody Bible Institute, and he is a Fellow in the Oxford Society of Scholars. Anderson is also the nationally syndicated radio talk show host of "Reconciliation Live."
- 1. Everyone Has A Dot
- 2. From Racism To Gracism
- 3. The Art Of Inclusion
- 4. Saying One: I Will Lift You Up
- 5. Saying Two: I Will Cover You
- 6. Saying Three: I Will Share With You
- 7. Saying Four: I Will Honor You
- 8. Saying Five: I Will Stand With You
- 9. Saying Six: I Will Consider You
- 10. Saying Seven: I Will Celebrate With You
- 11. How Can I Become A Gracist?
- Reading List
- About The Author