Racism: Our Responsibility and Response
Join us as we continue to pray for our country and our world, and seek to respond humbly as followers of Jesus to the painful cultural divides in our midst.
"I am grieving today for Dallas, my home, but no less than I do for those lost in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights. We can no longer stand idly by while racism smolders and grows into a raging flame. We can no longer allow ourselves an easy detachment while police now fear to do even the most basic parts of their jobs. After my sermon on racism, we created a diversity committee to discuss these very things in our church. I met with Chief Mina to gain his perspective and express support. I met with various minority members in our church, and now we are moving ahead in creating conversations, but more importantly, relationships. Yes, "we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Cor 4:8) We have all been affected, but this is not the end of the story. It's time to deeply engage in writing a new chapter, and that is where I will seek to lead." - Dr. David Swanson, Senior Pastor
A great resource for exploring the conversation further is this article and video interview "How Can Blacks and Whites Stand Together on Racial Injustice?" from The Gospel Coalition. (The article also includes a list of other helpful links to articles from their library.)