Welcome to Gracism! Maybe you are asking just what is "Gracism?" Well I am glad that you asked! Gracism is a play on the word racism. It is my contention that racism in all of it's forms, whether intentional or done in ignorance, is sin. The only remedy that we have to combat the sin of racism is grace. Hence the creation and introduction of a new word, "Gracism."
The concept of gracism grew out of the study of the book "More Than Equals", by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice. The book is about racial reconcilation and what the church of Jesus Christ can do to help mend the rift that still exists between the races.
It is our hope that those who come to this blog will find a place to ask searching questions and at the same time find meaningful and helpful answers. We want this blog to be a place where uncomfortable questions can be raised and gracious, biblical answers can be given. I know that the foolish and idiotic folks will probably chime in from time to time, but we will not be moved from our calling of preaching the message of the good news of God's grace to those who are struggling with the sin of racism and racist behaviors.
It is our conviction that preaching the gospel will yeild the peaceable fruit of reconciliation between races, classes, and tribes. This is the power of God. This is the power of the gospel! Remember the words of the Apostle Paul, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to everyone who believes. To the Jew
first and then also to the Greeks
." (Rom. 1:16) The gospel was meant to cross racial, cultural, class and tribal, lines. This has always been the plan of God, for He told Abraham that in him,..." all the nations of the earth will be blessed".
It is my privilege to be a pastor in a church that has as its mission the pursuit of racial reconciliation through the preaching of the gospel in word and deed. Through doing good works we are looking to turn the tide of injustices, and intentionally tear down the walls that years of racism has erected. To learn more about us you can check out our website, www.newcityfellowship.com
, There you can learn more about us, e-mail the pastors, listen to the sermons, and see us at work and play. God has smiled on us and we believe, as the song says, "We ought to be livin' by the grace of God." If you agree with this then you are a Gracist! come on and celebrate with us!