Ken Wytsma

Race and the gospel

Race and the Gospel: Is Justice Part of the Discussion?

Race and the Gospel: Is Justice a Part of the Discussion? Originally appeared in Outreach Magazine Good news, like light, touches everything in the room. Like light, it spreads, rolling forward, never-endingly chasing away the darkness. “Only he who cries for the Jews is permitted to sing Gregorian chant.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer I recently saw an Instagram […]

Race and the Gospel: Is Justice Part of the Discussion? Read More »

Blindness and Graveclothes

Guest Post: Through Blindness and Graveclothes

Taken from Tamara’s favorite devotional, Bread For the Resistance, by our friend Donna Barber. Copyright (c) 2019 by Donna Marie Barber. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. www.ivpress.com Donna Barber is the co-founder of The Voices Project, an organization that influences culture through training and promoting leaders of color. She is also the director of Champions Academy,

Guest Post: Through Blindness and Graveclothes Read More »

multicultural church

What does it mean to be a multicultural church in the context of COVID-19?

Village Church is a multicultural community in Christ.  Ethnically, we are one of the most diverse churches in Oregon, but our commitment to cultural diversity also extends across generations, from citizens to immigrants to refugees, and across multiple languages. We are not just multiethnic, but multicultural.  This commitment is not something accidental or without purpose,

What does it mean to be a multicultural church in the context of COVID-19? Read More »

oxygen mask on first

Leader, it’s okay to put your oxygen mask on first

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had many moments of anxiety during this crisis period of pivoting and reacting. Yes, our church is trying hard to deliver online services and to connect directly with our people, but in all of the long hours and heightened sense of urgency, I’m left feeling we’re missing something. 

Leader, it’s okay to put your oxygen mask on first Read More »

Race and Diversity

Promoting Race and Diversity in the Church

Not too long ago, I had an opportunity to talk with Leroy Barber (LB), co-founder of  The VOICES Project, and Aaron Graham (AG), Lead Pastor of The District Church in Washington, D.C., about their ideas on leading an organization, church, or other group toward a deeper, shared understanding of race and reconciliation. I value both highly for their own commitments

Promoting Race and Diversity in the Church Read More »

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Get The Latest Updates