Wednesday, February 24, 2016

America: past, present, future

Yesterday I got to hear one of my heroes speak, and I even got to meet him, very briefly.  A bit more on that below.

There is so much going on in our nation's political and cultural conversation right now, with so many complex parts fitting together in sometimes-weird ways.  And I definitely do not pretend to understand it all.

But I am certain of this: there's one very large background piece to the conversation that most people have a fairly shallow understanding of, and that's the Civil Rights era.

If you wanted to do a little investigation, here's a pretty good starter step: read John M. Perkins' book, "Let Justice Roll Down."  He's a for-real Civil Rights hero, and at "85... and a half" (as he said yesterday), he's still going strong.  

And after you read his story, go love someone very different from you, in the name of Christ and his kingdom.  A public theology of love will go a long way toward shaping the future in a way that matters.

By the way, I'm the one on the left in the picture.

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