We stand with God against
senseless killing of any kind.
We stand with God for our African American brothers and sisters.
These words cannot convey an adequate response to the senseless killing of George Floyd, to his family, and to our African American brothers and sisters. But there is a Word that gives hope: Jesus, the Word of Life. Micah 6:8 has been on a lot of our minds: the Lord requires us to live out justice, kindness, and humility. Therefore, we must repent (2 Corinthians 7:10), ask for forgiveness (Matthew 5:23-24), and be about the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:16-21). This is not just our work; the Lord is about this. Micah 4:1-4 says that it is the Lord who will bring peace among the nations and that in that day no one will be afraid.
PBC’s leadership has started conversations about how we can better live this out. To start, we’ve pointed to a few resources below to better equip us. This is the time to listen, to learn and to take every thought captive to obey Christ so that we can live out justice, kindness and humility.
This list is by no means complete list. We also acknowledge that you may not agree with all of the views expressed by these resources. Our goal is to provide ways for us as a body to get more informed and start conversations about these complex issues. Over the course of the next few weeks and months, this resource list will grow as we continue to lean into these topics.
“Racial Justice Through the Church” a Transforming The Bay With Christ (TBC) Facebook Event
Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland
“Unity in the Midst of Diversity“ lecture on understanding race and the church with Christena Cleveland. (click on link to start)
Divided by Faith by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith
Jeff Louie Mini-Sermon Series: Racism and Christ
PBC Worship Services
May 31 (prayer/reflection at 25:35)
June 7 (interview at 22:22 and “Our Shared Life” sermon at 32:43)
June 14 (“Set Apart in Unity” sermon at 33:59)