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by Timothy J. Keller,John Piper

  • ISBN: 1433528525
  • Author: Timothy J. Keller,John Piper
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Crossway; First Edition edition (September 8, 2011)
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  • Category: History
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Recently I began to read Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian, by John Piper.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Recently I began to read Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian, by John Piper. I grew up in the south and have always been aware of the potential for and most definitely the blatant racism around me. My father would tell me stories about growing up and once being beat for not singing Dixie.

John Piper has given us an exquisite work on the matter of race

John Piper has given us an exquisite work on the matter of race. He addresses the issue with biblical and theological soundness coupled with personal sensitivity and practical advice.

Bloodlines : race, cross, and the Christian, John Piper ; foreword. I was excited when I learned that John Piper was writing a book on race and the gospel of the cross

Bloodlines : race, cross, and the Christian, John Piper ; foreword. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. I was excited when I learned that John Piper was writing a book on race and the gospel of the cross. When John gave me the privilege of reading the manuscript, I devoured it and found that despite my high expectations I was not disappointed. It was helpful to me personally, helpful to me theologically (in understanding the relevance of the gospel to racial conflict), and it was especially encouraging to me to think that many in the evangelical world would read it.

John Piper has given us an exquisite work on the matter of race. In this sense, the book you hold in your hands is so much more than a book about race and ethnicity. Bloodlines is a prime example of how we Christians are to do the hard work of renewing our minds by replacing old ways of thinking with gospel ways of thinking.

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Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism.

Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism

John Piper has given us an exquisite work on the matter of race. Watch the April 2012 live-streamed event, Race and the Christian. Time-markers: John Piper, 4:35; Tim Keller, 26:00; Anthony Bradley, 52:00. Q&A; with John Piper and Tim Keller, moderated by Anthony Bradley.

Winner of the 2012 Outreach Cross-Cultural Ministry Resource of the Year

Genocide. Terrorism. Hate crimes. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible?

Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning finally to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper reveals the definitive source of hope―teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

Learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.”

Comments (7)

Otiel
I should start by saying that I appreciate the honesty and openness with which Piper writes on the subject. He doesn't justify or excuse himself. You can also honestly see repentance in him for the sins of his past. That said, the book seems to turn more into a treatise for 5 point Calvinism in the middle. He does conclude it well and there are some great insights. However, much of his argument seems to be directed at racist in the reformed movement. Most have already come to his conclusions. At the same time, it is hard to be critical of the man's efforts after reading this.
Haralem
Great book. It is Biblical, challenging, and insightful. I would sa it is a must read for every Christian!
Llanonte
Piper addresses the faith of the Christian to be Christ Like in every area of our lives. The blood that Jesus has paid the price God put on sin-death. As followers of Christ it is our job to show forth the love of Christ that He has shed in our hearts. In other words, it is our job to forsake ever part of the flesh, the world and satan, which opposes the truth. There should be nothing that separates us from each other as believers (e.g., race, gender, class, disability etc) and if so, we believer's have some confessing and forsaking to do. Piper does a great job challenging all believers to deal with the truth of who we are in Christ even at the cost of our comforts!
Malarad
I greatly appreciate the personal, historical, and spiritual treatment of this loaded issue. Piper again addresses with humility an “uncomfortable” social issue and unpacks it with wisdom and a clear call to change. Racial discrimination is a personal and societal sin. He gives the Scriptural hope for our nation.
Hǻrley Quinn
Unbelievable; finally a genuine resource on race from another race (White) pastor with whom I can identify.
Survivors
This book helped clarify my own thinking, and helps me enter the conversation with more preparedness. The impulse for our unity is really only found in Christ and God's Word.
Faehn
This treatise on race relations as viewed from the lens of the gospel is clearly much needed in our time today. I firmly believe that all in our churches today would benefit from transforming their thought processes on race relations from a natural point of view into a gospel centered view.
Recently I began to read Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian, by John Piper. I grew up in the south and have always been aware of the potential for and most definitely the blatant racism around me. My father would tell me stories about growing up and once being beat for not singing Dixie. If I were raised in the 50's or 60's, I'd like to think I would have been in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. At the University of Tennessee I spent one year as the Director of Diversity of Affairs for the student government and hosted talks about racial reconciliation and differences. I was quite involved and aware.

But recently I'd say I've grown a bit comfortable. That is until I began reading Piper's book. As Piper began to share his own story of growing up and discovering that he was a racist, I realized I am a black female in a white man's world. Let me explain. My bosses are white, my pastors are white and yes, my husband is white. I had grown comfortable with the differences and it never occurred to me that one of them might in fact have once been racist. Does it matter? Yes and No. No: If they have placed their hope and trust in the blood of Jesus and have repented of their pride and hatred, then they are forgiven. By all means, if God who is Holy and just and right to pour out His wrath on us yet poured it out on His Son, forgave them, surely I can. Yes: It matters because we are still sinners and as Piper argues in his book there could be a silent, tendency towards superiority that is not biblical and is indeed sinful.

Bloodlines is broken up into two sections: Our World, The Need for the Gospel and section two, God's Word: The Power of The Gospel. Within the sections are 14 chapters of personal stories, research, and Scripture. The book is just as much a historical reference as it is a guide to understanding racism from a biblical perspective, and for this I am grateful.
Piper does an exceptional job sharing the general history of black and white relationships in the United States. In Chapter 4 he explains why Bloodlines' focus is on black and white relations and doesn't veer into all ethnic groups.

"...African Americans are the only people group in our land who suffered centuries of race-based slavery at the hands of white masters. Adding the weight of that experience is the fact that during most of the time this slavery was accompanied by, and often justified by, the public conceptions of black inferiority," (location 725, Kindle edition).

I believe in order for anyone to appreciate the black experience one must learn the history. Piper doesn't stop there. He explores current struggles and arguments both sociological and political. Including references to Bill Cosby and Michael Dyson.

Piper continues by sharing the good news that the gospel is for every tribe and tongue. He also gives hope to the racist, black and white, sharing the power of the gospel to break the power of pride.

"Racial tensions are rife with pride- the pride of white supremacy, the pride of black power, the pride of intellectual analysis, the pride of anti-intellectual scorn...Where pride holds sway, there is no hope for the kind of listening and patience and understanding and openness to correction that relationships require...The gospel of Jesus breaks the power of pride by revealing the magnitude of the ugliness and the deadliness of it, even as it provides deliverance from it," (Location 1273, Kindle edition).

For the remainder of the book Piper applies the gospel to relationship between blacks and whites including an argument for why interracial marriage is a "positive in our day" (Chapter 15). At the end of the book, Piper shares notes and appendixes and several references.

Every Pastor should read this book

If you are a pastor and you are interested in caring for your flock, you'll read this book. That seems like a strong statement but if you read the book, you will quickly see the statistical changes occurring in churches worldwide. More importantly, if you have a black congregant and you are a white pastor, Bloodlines will give you a perspective into the world that your members live daily. Please don't assume that racism is dead, it's not. I know this from personal experience but all one must do is turn on the television.
Piper's humility in confessing his own racism and need for the gospel is refreshing and such an encouragement. As a black female, living in the south, married to a white man, and member of a predominately white church I can hardly recommend this book enough. Read it and then go speak with your black members to see what they are experiencing in your congregation. You might be surprised.

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