Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Racial Reconciliation, Race, Unity, Oneness, Biblical Unity
Wood, Nolen Spencer, "Achieving Racial Unity and Oneness Through Biblical Authority and Application" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3452.
The problem is that secular models for achieving racial reconciliation threaten the unity of Life Church. The true remedy for unity is found in biblical authority and application. The intervention research project addressed this problem by observing the negative impacts of methodologies such as Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. Seven members of Life Church were recruited to participate in the group study. The first three phases of intervention were replete with survey questions and interviews that ascertained their worldview on understandings of race and how personal experiences have shaped the way they view people. The phase four intervention provided a theological lay out of why racism is grounded in sin and then proceeded to apply systematic biblical texts that addressed partiality and God’s heart for unity and oneness.