Gracetalk is a series of talks that address relevant and challenging issues facing our culture today. We will consider these topics from a biblical perspective, while striving to provide a compassionate response to the world around us. Join us and take a step to become equipped and empowered to live out grace and truth in your daily life.
These events will take place at the Cornelius Campus in the Sanctuary @ 7:00pm. Events will also be streamed live via Grace Online & Grace Covenant Facebook page.
An Honest Conversation About Race
Lucretia & Nathan Berry
Jan 24th @ 7:00pm
Join us as we have an honest conversation regarding the issues associated with the topic of race. We’ll address such questions as “Are we supposed to be colorblind?” and “What is the difference between race and ethnicity?”
Nathan and Lucretia Berry are the founders of Brownicity: The Art & Beauty of Living & Loving Beyond Race, a family-focused, grass roots initiative dedicated to advocacy, education and support for racial healing and antiracism. Dr. Lucretia Berry’s Ph.D. is in Curriculum and Instruction and as a professor, she taught on race and diversity issues in teacher education programs. Lucretia & Nathan have recently spoken at the 2017 Q Commons Conference in Charlotte. They have three little girls and attend Mosaic Church, CLT. Brownicity.com
Can You Be Gay and Christian?
Dr. Michael Brown
Feb 28th @ 7:00pm
How do we respond to gay people who tell us how much they love the Lord and experience God’s power? How do we answer them when they say that the greatest law is the law of love, and that love requires us to embrace them as they are? What do we do with the argument that the Old Testament laws (such as the prohibition against homosexuality and the dietary laws) no longer apply? In this talk, we will address these questions and more as we consider a compassionate biblical perspective on this cultural issue.
Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, Director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, the Line of Fire, as well as the host of the apologetics TV show, “Answering Your Toughest Questions,” which airs on the NRB TV network. Askdrbrown.org
How Should We Look at Immigration?
Dr. Gerardo Marti
April 11th @ 7:00pm
Immigration is one of the most pressing and distressing issues in our country today. As the Church, how should we look at immigration and the people it affects? Join us as sociologist Dr. Gerardo Marti helps us to consider the history and issues surrounding immigration in our society.
Dr. Marti is Chair of the Sociology Department at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. Active in several research collaborations, his research focuses on race-ethnicity, religion (especially religious innovation), identity, and social change. He is most interested in uncovering the dynamics of contemporary issues like diversity, religious innovation, and generational differences in self-understanding.