In last weekend's sermon Adam Jones gave us a great paradigm to think about how we should respond to the discussions going on in our country surrounding racial injustice:
listen, learn, lament, and leverage.
Christian hip-hop artist Shai Linne has given us a gift full of vulnerability and honesty, if we are willing to listen. Read the snippet below, and then click on the link to read the entire article.
"My fear is that the attention garnered by the protests will eventually die down (as it always does), and then my white friends will go right back to “life as usual.”
"But I don’t have that luxury."
"For me, 'life as usual' means recognizing some people perceive me as a threat based solely on the color of my skin. For me, “life as usual” means preparing my sons for the coming time when they’re no longer perceived as cute little boys, but teenage “thugs.” Long after George Floyd disappears from the headlines, I will still be a black man in America."
"And you know what? I thank God for that! He knew exactly what he was doing when he made me the way he did..."