Article by: Ryan Troglin
The story of Scripture ultimately culminates with all tribes, tongues, and nations—a multi-ethnic community of the redeemed—bowed before the Lamb in the new heavens and the new earth. This is the same vision God calls the local church to support and advance here on earth.
In this new eight-minute roundtable, Kristie Anyabwile (pastor’s wife and frequent speaker at TGC events), Mary Willson (associate director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition), and Blair Linne (wife, mother, actress, and Christian spoken word artist) consider the many ways women’s ministries in particular can help local churches fulfill such a vision. Anyabwile encourages us to invest in friendships with people different from us; Linne shares her own experience of how interacting with others helped break down unhealthy stereotypes; and Willson talks about the power of building empathy for one another around God’s Word.
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Ryan Troglin (MDiv, Southern Seminary) serves as an assistant editor for The Gospel Coalition and as an editorial assistant in the office of the president at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also teaches English at Providence Classical Christian School in Northwest Arkansas. He and his wife, Stacey, are members at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Read Source: How to Reach Across the Racial Divide