If you're like me, you've been apart of many conversations (online, in person, etc. . ) about Ferguson, MO, the Garner case, and perhaps George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin lately. These usually devolve into a discussion of who is right and wrong before they become a discussion involving empathy, listening, and understanding. One of our best thinkers in these times is Thabiti Anyabwile, a pastor from Washington D.C. I offer his thoughts to you here (and an invitation to a web discussion event) as a chance to listen to a very wise man on these issues. We can't just hide behind "the Gospel" as Christians and remain aloof with our brothers and sisters and police officers who have a different experience than us. The Gospel gets down on the ground. He offers practical ways to do that and helpful ways to think. I hope you'll take some time to reflect on these hard issues.
Here's the event coming up: http://instagram.com/p/wZB9ZSB9DG/
Thabiti's helpful thoughts: here