As we've been capturing a series of conversations hosted by Dr. Roberto Miranda, featuring notable guests, I felt impressed that a dialogue between Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. and Roberto Miranda would provide a vibrant forum for the Body of Christ.
Bishop Jackson is the senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, and the Founder and President of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, which exists to protect the moral compass of America and to be an agent of healing by educating and empowering churches, as well as community and political leaders.
Over the years, I've enjoyed numerous interactions with Bishop Jackson and have had the privilege of producing video recordings of this thoughtful gentleman as he takes frontline stands for family values in Washington, D.C. He is frequently a featured presenter for the Family Research Council, Fox News Channel and CNN broadcasts. Bishop Jackson is highly regarded for his depth of understanding on current issues affecting our culture and the Church. As a graduate of Williams College and Harvard University, and a prolific writer, Bishop Jackson’s biblical world view expressed in a passionate, compassionate and informed manner, complements Dr. Roberto Miranda’s journey and quest.
God has strategically placed these two men as leaders not only within their own cultures, one Black American, the other, Latino American, but as spiritual catalysts to all believers. They have been given amazing gifts of cogency to see beyond systematic manipulations, often accorded minorities by the media. These are men who refuse to be pigeonholed; their candid discussions reveal their determination to parse the complexity of the faith journeys of the cultures each of them represent.
You will be inspired by the expression of their courageous resolve to withstand the pressure within their own cultures, whose expectations tend toward party line stances. Their personal heartfelt convictions, even in the face of misunderstanding and accusations of "selling out," are clarion calls to the Church.
These conversations are drawn from wells of deep water. I would encourage you to find a quiet place and time to listen to these leaders share their thoughts, so collectively we reap the insights of a journey with them.
Brandt Gillespie, Producer