Oh, friends. It’s been a week.
I’ve been rather quiet, at least in this sphere, but no matter your reaction to Tuesday’s election, I hope that you as well have been given space to mourn and to hope, to be silent and to find joy, to hug your people and hold them close.
So, if you’re interested in engaging further with me, let me point you to a couple of places around the web in which you can hear my voice:
A handful of writers, including myself, wrote responses for Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership blog, specifically directed toward Christian leaders. Do check out “Moving Forward After a Difficult Week” – and see if some of the short pieces resonate with you.
True story: Sometimes you realize that the Sunday you’ve had scheduled to preach – for six months, no less, on racial reconciliation, no less – comes days after a most crushing blow to the heart. I’m grateful for the prayers of the saints, near and far, and I’m grateful to Salt House for inviting me to speak. Listen to yesterday’s sermon, “Becoming We: Racial Reconciliation,” on iTunes or head to the Salt House Facebook page to watch the video.
Finally, it also just so happened that Osheta and I recorded a podcast last week – which happened to be all about our reaction to the election alongside the greater call to racial reconciliation. We pair this with the Shalom Book Club October pick, Roadmap to Reconciliation (Brenda Salter McNeil), whose book is one of the best and most practical when it comes to engaging in conversation. Click here to listen to the podcast on iTunes.
So friends, let’s keep being in this together. Let’s keep choosing love and let’s keep denouncing hate. Let’s keep putting one foot in front of the other, and let’s keep knowing and believing and leaning into the fact that each one of us is beyond a shadow of a doubt loved, loved, loved, no matter what.
In this with you,
How are you doing? How can I create a safe space for you? How are you entering into conversations of race, particularly following this week?0