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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

When it comes to racial justice, we have long focused our efforts on awareness, relationships and commitment. Racial justice is at 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.

Here are some great places to start with your small group or individual studies:
  • Watch Pastor Remy’s video interview with Paul Robinson, Covenant Executive Director of LMDJ
  • Watch Phil Vischer’s short videos on Race in America: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Read this article from the CEO of Christianity Today (note the Zacchaeus Fund idea)
  • Read The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby (podcasts – beginning at #64 – on each chapter from Madison Square Church, Grand Rapids, MI) OR you can access The Color of Compromise content on RightNow Media (email Thornapple to request access if you aren’t already signed up for RNM)

If you’d like to go a bit deeper:

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