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Monday, January 5, 2015

A Conversation ... about Humanity

A Conversation … about Humanity

          Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island; Cleveland; it has happened.  Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice were each killed, black males killed by white police officers.  This is the latest sad chapter in America’s history of problems between races. 
          At HillSong Church, we cannot solve the problem.  No church or pastor can or group or individual can.  To the ears of the world or to those who have been wounded by Christians that fail to act as Christ would, this sounds trite or empty.  But, the only hope is Christ.  The only hope for the tension that rips humanity apart, that leads people to hate each other because they from different backgrounds or different groups, the only hope is Jesus taking over the hearts of women and men.  That is the only hope.
          At HillSong Church what we can do is join our hearts to each other as we pray together.  And we can listen to one another.  On January 21, we will begin a 4-week conversation about race using new Cooperative Baptist Fellowship curriculum written by a diverse group of scholars, thinkers, and pastors.  These conversations will take place on Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:45.

          Please join us and bring a friend.  Bring someone who will bless our conversation.  Bring someone who will be blessed by our conversation.  And bring your own desire to see people live as brothers and sisters in Christ.  I have been telling people this is a conversation about race, but really, it is a conversation about humanity.  We are those made in the image of God commissioned to be His image bearers in this world He has created.  Be a part of this conversation and help us figure out to live well as brothers and sisters who are responsible to love and care for one another.  

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