This division stems from a lack of communication, empathy, and understanding.
Author Rev. B. Keith Haney, an African American LCMS pastor, encourages everyone to seek answers to racial tensions in the only place where truth and peace can be found—God’s Word. Healing must begin with Jesus. In this six-session study, you’ll openly communicate and begin the healing process.
Let’s be a nation united—united under God.
“A biblical, thoughtful, reflective and interactive in its approach to help us heal racial division.”
—Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr., Director of Black & African Ministry, LCMS Office of National Mission
“The study is dangerous and risky. It will demand open and honest conversation. . . . The study will likely make a predominately white-Missouri synod feel discomfort as we talk about prejudice, discrimination, hatred, diversity, and divisions. So be it.”
—Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director of National Mission for the LCMS
“Takes an honest, raw and courageous look at the very real racial divide we are experiencing today, bringing the healing and restoring truth of Jesus Christ the Reconciler and Healer into the equation.”
—Rev. Mike Newman, Mission and Ministry Facilitator for the Texas District, LCMS
“When you find your identity in Jesus Christ alone, all our relationships are transformed in Him! Rev. B. Keith Haney applies this powerful truth to the issues of racism and racial reconciliation.”
—Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, Speaker, the Lutheran Hour
“Rev. Keith Haney’s Bible study takes us through many applicable Scriptures, and that is what we all need for the healing we so deeply need in this country.”
—Rev. Dan P. Gilbert, President, Northern Illinois District
“Facilitates a thoughtful and needed conversation.”
—The Rev. Dien Ashley Taylor, Ph.D.; Pastor, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Bronx, New York; First Vice-President, LCMS Atlantic District
“Pastor Keith Haney . . . tackles sensitive and difficult issues that arise from within the fallen human heart.”
—The Rev. Daniel L. Gard, Ph.D., President, Concordia University Chicago
An ordained pastor for over 20 years, Rev. B. Keith Haney is the Mission Faciliator for the Northern Illinois District of the LCMS. He has served multi-ethnic urban congregations in Detroit, St. Louis, and Milwaukee for over 13 years. In January 2016, he started to write a blog to encourage believers in their faith journey and non-believers to explore difficult faith issues. The discussion on race in America has grown out of an increased awareness that there were few voices speaking God’s truth and hope into the racial tension. This Bible study along with his blog are opening doors to have that authentic and honest conversation.