Race, gender, empathy, and my church’s “Two Dirty Words.”

I grew up in a Southern Baptist church, where we considered ourselves conservative Christians. Years later, in my work as an LGBT Christian advocate, I spent a lot of time around folks who considered themselves progressive Christians.

Conservatives and progressives often struggle to understand one another, in the church and in the culture at large. And that’s particularly true when we talk about subjects like race, gender, and sexuality.

So in the last keynote I ever gave at my old organization, I worked hard to bridge that divide with a message about Christian empathy and what it practically means for us, conservative and progressive, in minority groups and majority groups.

Here’s the video of that talk. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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