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Racism and the Glory of God

It’s safe to assume that all of us are aware of divides and tensions between subgroups of people in our country today. There’s a wide range of responses, however, to that awareness. There are countless men and women who have labored bravely and tirelessly for unity, healing, and reconciliation in our nation. I am so grateful for them and their voices!* 
Temptations arise right on the heels of this gratitude and admiration. Temptation toward the warm, hazy, lull of apathy, ushered in by thoughts like, “They’ve got this; maybe advocacy is for the select few.” Or, “My experiences are too limited to really be of help. I’ll never be on their level.” Then, because we tend to be a people of pendulum swings, it’s equally tempting to allow genuine zeal to mingle with false entitlement and speak out of ignorance in ways that harm or further divide. So, what is the answer? What is that “gospel third way” that keeps us steadily centered? It’s dying to self and living for the glory of God alone. It…