When someone’s name is taken away, that person is dehumanized. In a very real way, our name is our identity. No one has the right to take it away or change it.
My worst fear — and it is well-founded — is that the white church will continue to be influenced and shaped more by partisan political rhetoric than by the God-ordained, Biblically drenched, Jesus-centered pastors and prophetic Christian voices God has placed in our lives for such a time as this.
After a week of rioting and violent protests following the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, we gather to lament our broken world and pray for God’s healing, peace and justice to rain down.