A Book I’m Reading – Woke Church
These are difficult days in America. The injustices we’ve seen have been sickening. This book has really helped me. I realize there is a lot I don’t know and the issues around us are complex. I’m doing my best to listen and read and speak up where appropriate. What resources have you found helpful?
The prophets of old were not easy to listen to because they did not flatter. They did not cajole. They spoke hard words that often chafed and unsettled their listeners. Like the Old Testament prophets, and more recent prophetic voices like Frederick Douglass, Dr. Eric Mason calls the evangelical church to a much-needed reckoning. In a time when many feel confused, complacent, or even angry, he challenges the church to:
Be Aware – to understand that the issue of justice is not a black issue, it’s a kingdom issue. To learn how the history of racism in America and in the church has tainted our witness to a watching world.
Be Redemptive – to grieve and lament what we have lost and to regain our prophetic voice, calling the church to remember our gospel imperative to promote justice and mercy.
Be Active – to move beyond polite, safe conversations about reconciliation and begin to set things aright for our soon-coming King, who will be looking for a WOKE CHURCH.
TripMode is a little app that helps you easily decide what apps can access the internet and which ones can not. I use this app to help manage my data when I’m using my phone as a hotspot. I don’t want a random app to burn through my data. I also use this app when I’m on video calls. I want to save as much bandwidth for my video call so that the call is clear and trouble-free.
A Blog Post That’s Helpful – Where is the Future Church Attendance Heading?
Carey asks some great questions in this post. I think his hunches are right and helpful as we think about the future of the church.
A Quote I’m Thinking About
The future church will be filled with Christians who realize they’re called to make disciples, not just be disciples. – @cnieuwhof
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