Sunday Follow-Up - Read, Listen, Follow, Pray
Throughout this week, there are a couple of things I'll try to follow-up on from Sunday's sermon. I have heard feedback from several of you and I hope we are starting a robust conversation about some of the issues around race. Let's keep our Bibles open and continue to remember that we are united in Christ, affirming one another in all that means.
I encourage you to do four things in response to Sunday...
Read, Listen, Follow, and Pray.
READ - Here is a currated list of books and other short readings. This is not exhaustive but a good place to start.
For an introduction to racial reconciliation in the Church:
For a stark look at the American church’s racist history:
For a personal narrative:
LISTEN - follow these links to helpful podcasts. You also find and add them through your favorite podcast app.
FOLLOW - diversify your social media feeds. Here are some good people to follow. You may not always agree, but they will help you think through these issues.
Diversify your social media feeds:
Nathan Luis Cartagena
Austin Channing Brown
Robert Chao Romero
Pray - While the issue of race in America tends to be between black and white, we have an opportunity to step toward a broader picture of the kingdom by prayerfully exploring a deeper partnership with the Chinese Church.
Please pray for:
- growing love and unity between our congregations
- courageous, obedient hearts to work through the challenges with gentleness and patience
- a shared vision of unity for the sake of the kingdom
- the right pace to move forward