ON THIS EPISODE
“I can’t breathe.” The last words of a black man killed at the hands of a white police officer. Racial injustice has sadly been a part of American culture since the birth of this nation. What are we to do?
In this episode of the podcast, we lament over the tragic and needless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others like them. We admit that we don’t have very many good answers, but we wanted to wrestle through the events of this week with you.
As we talk, can hear us get emotional, as we–like many of you–are so overwhelmed by all the events of this week, their implications in the context of historical racism, and the varied responses to the news headlines.
We invite you to sit in the mess with us. We surely won’t say everything right. As white folks, we understand that we will never fully understand what it’s like to be on the receiving end of such injustice. But we wanted to create a space for messy conversation to happen. We appreciate your grace.
If you have any questions you’d like to submit about this episode or have other topics of conversation you’d like us to explore in future episodes, you can connect with us over on our contact page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and we’re excited to journey with you!
QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODENone of this is new. But there is now video evidence where we can all see it happening in progress…we just shudder to think about how many people for whom there was no video evidence. Click To TweetIt's true that there are good white people and bad white people and good black people and bad black people. However, that's irrelevant to the context of systemic racism that is centuries long. Click To TweetWe are called to fight for justice for those who are being oppressed. So even if you're not the active oppressor, you need to play a role in finding justice for those who are being oppressed. Click To TweetAre you pro birth, or are you pro life? Are you pro-George Floyd? Are you pro-Ahmaud Arbery? Are you pro life for every person of color who lives with the present reality of racial prejudice? Click To TweetWe need this deep conviction that every man and woman has made in the image of God. And as image bearers, we should care for their life and defend them when others won't. Click To Tweet
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