The Academy for Leadership Excellence is holding a seminar on “Confronting Racism in Preaching.” Will Willimon will present his work on preaching and racism and challenge pastors to speak up about race, from his new book, Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism. The book was published in March by Abingdon Press and has been excerpted in Sojourners, The Christian Century, and The Plow.
The take-aways …
*new understanding of racism as “America’s Original Sin” (Jim Wallis)
* enthusiasm for thinking about race from a Christian perspective
*determination to speak up about racism and bias even if it makes predominately white congregations uneasy
*principles for preaching about race as a theological, biblical, church issue