What do our Black brothers and sisters have to say?

What do our Black brothers and sisters have to say?

Week Six

This is part of a six week series to begin learning about race in America.

Opportunities to hear directly from our brothers and sisters in Christ are an opportunity to carry each other’s burdens. Our Black brothers and sisters know the most about being Black in America — they experience it everyday. This week, we remember that the wise listen and that Jesus disciples are known by their love. At the end of the day, we do not learn as an academic exercise. We learn so that we can love well through greater understanding.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

“If riots are the cries of the unheard, we should respond, ‘We hear you.’”

Johnathan Tremaine Thomas, Civil Righteousness

Materials to read/watch

BONUS: George Floyd and Me (Gospel Coalition Blog)

BONUS: Civil Righteousness Conference (Videos)

Reflection Questions

  1. Did the Perry’s talk about anything you haven’t thought of before?
  2. How did you respond to Charlie’s story? What calls to action were most powerful to you?
  3. Is there anything you would like to repent of after the past six weeks?
  4. If you have close Black friends, have you invited them to share how they’ve genuinely felt? How can you provide space for your friends of color to be honest with you about their experiences and feelings?