Grace Relations: The Answer to Global Racism

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Racial tensions are a global challenge. Beyond cursing the darkness the church must model an alternative. As biblical counselors, we must collaboratively create paths to loving communities within diverse global contexts torn by dysfunction. Continue reading

Creating a Culture of Compassion across Color, Culture, Gender, and Political Lines (Part 2)

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

As biblical counselors we must never allow compassion feelings to lead us to compromise truth or biblical morality! Too often the body of Christ fractures along the same lines as society (e.g. political, cultural, and racial). Healthy conversations are rare, even among Christians. Gospel-centered compassion must create cultures where edifying conversations lead to unified action for the evangelization of our communities. Continue reading

Creating a Culture of Compassion across Color, Culture, Gender, and Political Lines

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

A white Crossroads Bible College alumnus started a conversation on Facebook seeking to understand the racial divide. After a few days he decided to close the conversation. Some, many of whom were Christians, could not engage in an edifying conversation.

We are living in a very divisive time. It is a time when Christian compassion, especially within the body of Christ, must provide the needed environment to soften and unite hearts! Continue reading

Resurrection: Historical and Personal?

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

While Easter—Resurrection Sunday—has tremendous historical and theological significance, there are at least three powerful personal implications that we should understand. These implications infuse hope into a biblical counselor and the counselee alike. Continue reading

Breaking Racial Barriers: Starting the Conversation

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Over the years I have found it difficult to engage in healthy helpful discussions on race relations. How do I keep from becoming bitter, cynical, defensive or just simply disengaged? Effective biblical counseling assumes authentic, transparent and humble conversations. Continue reading