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Hip-hop minister Rev. Phil Jackson is the keynote speaker for the Black and Reformed Conference at Trinity April 26-28. Jackson, associate pastor of Lawndale Community Church in Chicago, Illinois, will talk on the theme, “Reaching the Hip-hop Culture for Christ.” The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity is hosting the conference.

“Each year, a group of people from within the Christian Reformed Church organizes the Black and Reformed Conference,” said Dr. Brad Breems, professor of sociology and member of the Race Relations Council of the CRC. This is the first year that Trinity is hosting the conference. If the denomination is to remain viable, it must be open to the voices of the minority.”

Jackson consults with churches on bridging the generation gap and recruiting and developing young leaders who embrace hip-hop culture. He will give his keynote speech at Trinity on Thursday, April 26. He is scheduled to address chapel and deliver several lectures on Friday, April 27. On Saturday, April 28, the conference will move to Pullman Christian Reformed Church on Chicago’s south side.

For a schedule of events at the Black and Reformed Conference, click here. For cost and registration information, call Charlene Ezinga at 616.281.2944. 

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