On Sunday, August 29, at 5 PM, Isaac Adams will give a lecture entitled, “Why Is It So Hard to Talk About Race?”Have you ever asked a question like that? Why is there so much defensiveness and division, suspicion and strife on racial matters among those who claim to be united in Jesus? Christians expect difficulty with the world; Jesus promised as much in John 16:33. And sure, opponents do also arise from within the church, and this presents its own trouble (Acts 20:30). That said, churches are fundamentally families, aren’t they? Should talking about race with brothers and sisters in the faith be this hard?

Adams will also preach from Ephesians 4 in CCWC’s Sunday morning service, encouraging us to “Remember, We Are One Body.”

Isaac Adams serves as Assistant Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, as well as founding and serving United? We Pray — a ministry devoted to prayer about racial strife, especially between Christians. He has a Bachelors in Journalism and Religious Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary. He is the happy husband of Megan, father of Avett, and enjoys writing poetry and watching Tar Heel Basketball.