If you look at the dialogue in the national news, you see difficult conversations about race. Not surprisingly, many of those same discussions our challenging our friends and families in our churches as well. Pastor Bryan Loritts talks with Ed Stetzer about embracing diversity in the church and navigating some of the sensitive topics that arise as we share the gospel with our communities.
Dr. Rick Richardson is a Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and also directs the Church Evangelism Institute and Research Institute for the Billy Graham Center. Rick earned his M.Div. from Northern Baptist Seminary and his PHD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Rick seeks to bring together his passions for evangelism, prayer and racial reconciliation in order to cast vision and equip an emerging generation in ministry for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Bryan Loritts is Lead Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley. He's an award winning author of six books including his newest release Insider Outsider. Bryan co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003, and later founded The Kainos Movement- an organization committed to seeing the multi-ethnic church become the new normal in our world. In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Bryan travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and PineCove Christian Camps. He and his wife Korie have three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden.
Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.
Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the truth of the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Airs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon CT on Moody Radio.