On April 3-4, 2018, in Memphis, TN The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition hosted a special event titled “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” to reflect on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s tragic death.
The 50th anniversary of King’s tragic death marked an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the state of racial unity in the church and the culture. It created the occasion to reflect on where Christians have been and look ahead to where we must go as we pursue racial unity in the midst of tremendous tension.
Key speakers included Charlie Dates, Matt Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Eric Mason, Russell Moore, Trip Lee, John Piper, Benjamin Watson, and many others. Conference content and recordings is available here.
Throughout the Bible, we learn that God is a God of justice, and that through the power of the gospel, Christians are called to live in ways that reflect this justice. In fact, scripture tells us that one of the most powerful ways that the church embodies the gospel is through the love and unity we demonstrate across economic, cultural and racial divides (Col 3:12-15). What does this look like in our fractured society? How can we stay hopeful when it seems we are more divided than ever?
This conference explored questions like: Who is my neighbor? What does the Bible have to say about race and why is it important? How do we build relationships with, and learn from people who are different from us? What role does the church have to play in addressing areas of injustice? How can we begin taking action now, to advance mercy and justice?
Speakers include Christina Edmondson, Daniel Hill, Gabriel Salguero, Jemar Tisby, Soong-Chan Rah, and Timothy J. Keller. Conference content is available here.
LDR is an annual conference hosted by the PCA’s African American Ministries.The LDR Weekend began as a venture for recruiting African Americans into the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Throughout the years, it has become a safe haven and gathering space for people who want to talk frankly about race, gender, and other core cultural concerns from a theologically Reformed perspective–all in a “family reunion” type atmosphere.
Content from their 2019 conference speakers is available here.