So you know, one of the thing I want to kind of cover before we get into kind of what's happening today in our world is those first group of black pastors came out, did not have or received the same benefits, and even salaries as other passions. When I was sharing this with other people. They were shocked that there was a different tier of compensation. Can you cover that?
Right? If you if you if you could address qualified immunity,
you know, if you could simply address community policing,
you could simply address
how do you how do you deal with these urban inner city communities,
you could probably get further down the road. But what I see often times is basically
people on the street, yelling and screaming at each other, or at least coming in ride gear. Now you got you got going back and forth at each other, all of a sudden, now you got an escalation of violence, and then pick buildings and burn down and all of that stuff. I mean, among the civil rights movement, itself, apart from the rioting in the, in the cities, when Dr. King was killing some of the other riots, usually the marches of the Civil Rights Movement never saw in the buildings being burned down. Right.
Welcome to this edition of the light breakthrough. I am your host Keith Haney. it is conceivable the systems you are operating under and coach are crushing you, and you need consolation. In this season and time you may be seeking inspiration. The goal of this podcast is to give you inspiration, practical solutions and challenging conversations with a wide variety of guests and relevant topics. If you're not engaged a local church, I pray this podcast will encourage you to seek out a deeper connection with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The world is changing our ministry methods, not our beliefs, you to reflect that. This may stretch you beyond your comfort zone, but you will never lose sight of who sits on the throne. So sit back, put on your seatbelt and get ready for transformation. today's podcast is a conversation about how we're seeing today is different from the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. civil rights are defined as a non political rights of citizens, especially those guaranteed to US citizenship by the 13th and 14th Amendments of the Constitution, and by acts of Congress, according to Webster dictionary, the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, abolish slavery in the US and the 14th amendment issued ensure that African Americans have their legal citizenship and equal protection under the law. The National Archives experience puts it that way. Movement is defined in part as a series of organized activities, working toward objective or an organized effort to promote or attain in. The Civil Rights Movement was an era dedicated to activism with equal rights and treatment of African Americans the United States. During this period, people rally for social, legal, political, and cultural changes to prohibit discrimination and in segregation. My guest today Reverend Roosevelt gray is a director of LCMS black ministry, a long established Missouri senate ministry serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African American immigrants. The Reverend Roosevelt gray Jr, provides a leadership and direction for the LCMS districts, congregations schools, and related organizations as they administered to minority groups in their communities across the country. Also, Dr. Gray is will serve as a liaison to the church wide black clergy caucus and oversee the development and resources to support LC Ms. Black ministry throughout the Senate. Prior to joining the staff and LC ms International Center in St. Louis, Dr. Gray served as Assistant to the President for missions and evangelism in the LC ms ms. Michigan district. He called accepted in 2001. He served as a pastor at faith Lutheran Church and listen to diminishes in Detroit, from 1971 to 2001, Director of Admissions and recruitment and vicars at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from 1994 to 1997. And as a pastor at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, from 1998 to 1994. He graduated as an eight the master of divinity degree from Korea technical seminary 9970 got a bachelor's degree in printing production and management from Alabama a&m. rival to sell University have mentioned that
Dr. Gray receives a doctorate a divinity degree from Concordia seminary St. Louis. It was dated 19 July June 19 1998, at St. Paul's a church in Jacksonville, Florida. His home congregation installed him on June 26 1998, as pastor of Calvary in Houston, Texas, and he's married to later, Vanessa. We're so great to have you. Thank you, Dr. Ray, for joining us on this important discussion. Wonderful being here with us today. So let me start out with an easy question. I like to get my my guests up and kind of warm up. So what's the best advice anybody ever gave you about race?