"Because the Issue of Race Doesn't Go Away"

Two-minute video from John Piper on why he wrote Bloodlines

. . . I've come to the conclusion that for all the good things that could be done, the gospel has in it not only the keys to reconciliation, but also the keys to all the sins that keep us from pursuing reconciliation. It's really important that we tackle this continually. I have resolved that this is an issue I will tackle until I'm dead. It will not go away.

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.