Harbor, Pepperdine Bible Lectures

Revisionist Church of Christ History, Part 2

May 3, 2019

Jason Locke

"Race Relations in West Coast Churches and the Power of Untold"

What makes for a dysfunctional, dying church? More often than not, there are hidden, unnamed forces at work that create decay and decline. These forces shape the mythos—narrative, if you will—of a given church. Perhaps to the surprise of many, racism played an important role during the key, formative phase of many West Coast Churches of Christ. Renewing a church’s mission is often impossible until a church embraces a new, life-giving story sculpted by the Spirit’s work in its midst and in the world. Testimony and commentary from experts and church members illuminate the untold stories of the past as it seeks renewal and hope.