Dr. John Perkins is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. He is an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development. Despite dropping out of school in the third grade, Dr. Perkins is an author and international speaker and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development.
For his tireless work, he received honorary doctorates from Wheaton College, Gordon College, Huntington College, Geneva College, Spring Arbor University, North Park College, and Belhaven College. In 2006, he was named distinguished visiting professor at Seattle Pacific University.
He is the author of nine books including A Quiet Revolution, Let Justice Roll Down, With Justice For All, Beyond Charity, He’s My Brother, Resurrecting Hope, and A Time to Heal. Today, Dr. Perkins is president of John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development of Jackson, Mississippi. He continues to teach issues of racial reconciliation and leadership and community development throughout the country.
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How should the Church respond to culture?
“I can’t fix it – but I believe that we can be thoughtful,” says Dr. John M Perkins, author and speaker on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development. One of the best ways for the Church to respond to culture is to spend time seriously discussing it. However, churches should not be afraid to specialize in what they do best within culture, and what they are called to change in culture. “I think right now it’s so broken that the people in it need us.”
What is our responsibility to the common good?
“You have to weigh decisions based on the question being asked,” says Dr. John M Perkins, author and speaker on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development. Some organizations, such as NGOs, are primarily private concerns and can take highly independent initiative. However, we always have the responsibility to use our funds, votes, and witness to help manage the bigger issues. “We can’t take responsibility for certain things individually, because they are too big.”
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