“If we let them [blacks] in our churches, they will then begin marrying our daughters...”
“Don’t expect to have a truly diverse ministry... Blacks sitting under a white pastor is like a status upgrade. But many whites can’t go backward to a black pastor...”
“There is great respect for the white man as lawgiver...but the folk Negro do not crave his religion at all.”
For centuries, racial tensions have polarized our society. Unfortunately, the same racial tensions existing in the world have largely been the basis of division within the Church. Evidence of such racial division can be witnessed every week in churches across America. Black churches. White churches. Hispanic churches. Today, the Church seems more divided than ever.
Black Jesus, White Jesus is a passionate exploration of the author’s personal journey and failure to find significance through the faith of his childhood. It walks us through the struggle between culture and faith that has plagued many Christians. In Black Jesus, White Jesus Christopher King personally examines this reconciliation of culture and faith as he goes on a search for the Christ that unifies believers; not one that divides based on race. He illustrates the importance of unity within the Church while providing a prescription for all believers to destroy the barriers of race and culture within the Body of Christ to bring victory.
Christopher King is the founder and Senior Pastor of The North Bridge Church in Frisco, Texas. In 1996, he began motivating and bridging cultural gaps on the campus of Drake University. He has since undergone rigorous training in the Kingdom of God—earning his Masters degree in Practical Theology from Regent University. He has authored various articles and books, leading others to a greater understanding of their purpose and identity in Christ.