Being pensive about racism & a knee used to kill

Perhaps it’s time to be pensive about racism–to openly ponder it–instead of either ignoring it, denying it, or reacting to it. If we Americans can’t talk about race without defensiveness or anger, we’ll never be able to have meaningful conversations about it.

The great sin of racism is the belief that people can be sorted by skin color. Color in our world is such a beautiful gift from God. Yet humans have used color as an excuse to demean and abuse people.

The knee Americans need to reject, isn’t the knee used to protest police killing black men, but the knee used to kill by a policeman in Minneapolis. Surely a death knee on a man’s neck calls for much more protests than a health-concern mask on a face during the Corona virus.

It’s time to open churches up to recruit and welcome people of all races into their congregations as equals. When someone disagrees with me, I try to be pensive rather than defensive (but I don’t always succeed).

Whites today aren’t responsible for white racial cruelty in the past, but we are responsible not to defend it and/or deny it. American slavery isn’t and wasn’t ever excusable. It should be openly exposed for the cruel human trafficking that

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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