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Doug Logan: Why True Racial Reconciliation Has to Start With Jesus

Doug Logan

Dr. Doug Logan, Jr. planted and pastored Epiphany Fellowship Church in Camden, N.J. After transitioning the church to the next generation of leadership, Doug was appointed by the Acts 29 network to serve as the director of the Diversity Initiative. He has trained pastors around the world on urban ministry and church planting and is the author of “On the Block: Developing a Biblical Picture for Missional Engagement.” Doug is the founder and president of Grimké Seminary, which trains pastors and planters who are characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional engagement. Doug and his wife, Angel, have been married since 1996 and have three adult sons and three grandchildren.

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Other Podcasts in the Race and the Church Series

John Onwuchekwa: Why ‘Racial Solidarity’ Is a Better Term Than ‘Racial Reconciliation’

Raymond Chang: Global Christian Persecution Can Help You Understand Racism in America

Dennae Pierre: This One Thing Is Essential to Effective Racial Healing

Key Questions for Dr. Doug Logan, Jr.

-What insights do you have about how Christ followers can move toward true racial reconciliation?

-What practical steps can pastors and ministry leaders take toward effective racial reconciliation in their communities? 

-What are some of the greatest obstacles you see in the United States, particularly in the American church, when it comes to overcoming racial divides? 

-What are your thoughts on how denominations can best approach issues surrounding race?

Key Quotes from Dr. Doug Logan, Jr.

“I like to frame up the conversation about racial reconciliation with just reconciliation because that’s what we’ve been given.”

“Reconciliation can only happen because God does it.” 

“A cosmic fall requires a cosmic answer. And so reconciliation is so big and we talk about it as if biblical reconciliation is like Dr. Phil to help us become better friends. No, God’s reconciliation is going to fix the world!”

“Conciliation comes after the confrontation…Those confrontations that create the conversation often create the reconciliation that we already have [in Jesus] that we now begin to live out.” 

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As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye