Aug 27, 2020
Meet Dr. Tony Evans, the senior pastor of the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, and
one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations.
While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor — and at no time might his insights be more relevant than they are now, in a country wracked by division and disunity over political and racial problems.
“The theology of unity is critical right now. Unity is oneness of purpose, not uniformity of persons,” Dr. Evans says, adding that God “will not allow His Unified Person to be comfortable in a disunified environment. … God’s glory will only be manifested in biblical unity. When Satan is able to keep us illegitimately disunified, we keep God’s glory at bay.”
Dr. Evans says the church has been a “co-conspirator” in slavery and Jim Crow discrimination, by “giving it theological and religious sanction, either by actively endorsing or passively not speaking against it.” But now, he says, the church must lead racial reconciliation, effecting change by serving others. “When we can get into a serving mentality rather than a seminar mentality,” he says, “then we can see the fruits of racial reconciliation.”