Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast, appeared on the latest episode of “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man” to speak on how he believes the American Church has been complicit in racism and how to better reflect Jesus moving forward.
“Now historically speaking, the most powerful person in America is a religious white man. Well, more specifically … the Christian, white man,” NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who’s now an ESPN analyst, said at the top of his show.
“I know that America we are religious people, generally speaking, and religion, it teaches you compassion, it teaches you empathy, it teaches you sympathy. But I recently read that compassion without confrontation is like fruitless, sentimental commiseration.”
The quote inspired Acho to have an uncomfortable but “compassionate confrontation” with the popular Hillsong pastor. He noted that although segregation in America was outlawed in the mid-1960s, Sunday mornings in…
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