Jesus vs. Religious and Racial Tensions

The Muslim travel ban, anti-Semitism flare-ups, KKK resurgence, White-Supremacist rekindling, Black Lives Matter emergence, reactionary street demonstrations: what does it all mean and where is it headed? What is the appropriate Christian response to the racial division that continues to be a major concern in the USA? How should Christians react to Muslims? Amazingly, the Bible can serve as an excellent guide in answer to such questions. Jesus has given us a model of attitude and behavior. In his encounters with the alternative and competitive monotheistic religion of his day and the resulting hostile relationship between the racial groups in his homeland, Jesus addressed the complex pressures now on display in the USA. Let’s look at a few episodes.