Is Diversity Possible? E Pluribus Unum (Open Forum) – Gospel in Life

Is Diversity Possible? E Pluribus Unum (Open Forum)

Tim Keller |  April 30, 1995

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Open Forums are specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity. Each Open Forum included a brief concert by guest artists followed by a talk and open mic Q&A with Timothy Keller. This audio recording includes the talk only.

1. Understanding the root of racism and bigotry

To truly grasp and tackle racism and bigotry, we need to explore how they started. Some people think racism is unavoidable, others blame specific people or groups, and some believe it’s a harmful idea our society built that we can tear down. This last view is the most accurate – it sees racism as a widespread but unnatural problem. To get rid of it, we need a change in our moral values and we need to recognize that all people are equally valuable. Believing in a moral law or God can help us in this fight against racism.

2. How can we cure the disease of racism and bigotry?

When we dig into the beginnings of racism and bigotry, we find that the message of Christianity can help solve these problems. The modern idea of multiculturalism can sometimes clash with traditional Christian beliefs, but we can still achieve respect and justice without rejecting Christianity. The Christian teaching that God created every person in His image gives us a reason to treat everyone with respect and kindness. This challenges the limited and self-contradicting view of relativism.



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