- An Encouraging Word
- Forgotten racial equality: implicit bias, decisionmaking, and misremembering.
Dr. Timothy L. Bias, the mission of the of Discipleship is to provide quality resources and services to help church leaders build systems that enable every congregation to fulfill its primary task of making disciples. Dr. Timothy Bias tells the story of trying to win his father’s approval as a child.
“I did anything I could to win my father’s attention and favor,” he said. “I would play sports and do things I knew he was interested in.”
It was only later in his teen years that Bias learned that the favor he sought as a child had already been demonstrated by his father’s adoption of Bias. It is that faith story that tells much about the life of Tim Bias.
“I found out that my father had already loved and accepted me years earlier and I hadn’t worked for it,” Bias says, recalling that serendipitous moment. “John Wesley called that prevenient grace – the grace that goes before us – that is neither earned nor merited. We merely accept it.”
“As we look at the essential qualities and characteristics of an episcopal leader – one whose life is biblically and theologically grounded; relational; a passion for connecting all people to God; integrity; and administrator, Tim Bias exemplifies all these qualities.”