2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Something is going on and has been for a while, unnoticed by most. Recent startling events including the pandemic and police encounters have brought racial justice to the foreground of our society, minds and hearts. As believers in Christ we are commanded to love all people. There are no exceptions for race. We are falling short.
So what can we do? We can start by understanding what is happening and the burdens some face. We can talk to one another, learning from not only books, videos and movies, but from each other. Most importantly we can understand what the Bible says. Then as individuals and as a community, we can take actions big and small in our immediate corner of the world so that all people are loved, as they are by God.
To help us get started, the Love Mercy Do Justice team has put together a short list of resources to be used individually or in a small group:
- Watch Pastor Remy’s video interview with Paul Robinson, Covenant Executive Director of LMDJ
- Watch Phil Vischer’s short video on Race in America
- Read this article from the CEO of Christianity Today (note the Zacchaeus Fund idea)
- Read The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby (podcasts on each chapter are available from Madison Square Church, Grand Rapids, MI)
If you’d like to go a bit deeper, here is an extended list of resources. Then, here’s an even more comprehensive list of resources. If we can be of any help, feel free to contact any member of the LMDJ team.
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Are you interested in starting a discussion? Attending a viewing event hosted by Pastor Remy? Would your small group like to tackle this topic? Please fill out the form below to express your interest. Someone from the LMDJ team will be in touch to follow up.