Thanks to the more than 1,000 people who’ve
joined the Light + Life Conversations group on
Facebook since it launched at the beginning of
the year. This is a moderated group for engaging
and respectful conversations pertaining to topics
covered in LIGHT + LIFE. Comments from the
Facebook group may be used in this Talking
Points section of the magazine. This issue’s
comments pertain to the “racial unity” theme of
the June issue. Comments on these pages may
have been condensed or lightly edited for brevity,
clarity and the magazine’s style guidelines. Visit
fmchr.ch/conversations to participate in the
discussion and to read all of the comments and
pg. 22 — lightandlifemagazine.com
Pris Thompson I appreciated Dr. Marshall’s article,
“God’s Comprehensive Plan for Us,” in calling us
to corporate prayer as a daily activity asking for
the Spirit of God to reign down in peace. Thank
you for this reminder to be vigilant. May my
prayers not be in black and white but in colorful
hues for His people.
Karen Jenkins I have posted a new blog
concerning racism. Editor’s note: Visit fmchr.
ch/kjenkins to read one of her blog posts. It
is important, if our nation is to move towards a
place of healing, that people of color break the
silence and share their stories of racism. It is often
ignorance of racism that perpetuates more racism
and unhealthy attitudes, behaviors, and treatment
towards people of color.
The challenge is on! I have linked a video to some
of my personal experiences of racism within my
blog. I challenge black people everywhere who
have experienced racism to share their stories
in light of Psalm 8 (see my translation of Psalm 8
from the Hebrew text in my blog).
Please use #psalm8challenge so we can follow
W.B. Ahern I am proud of the stand that each
of these church leaders took during the “Talk,
Listen & Learn Together” discussion to bring our
denomination to a place of truly recognizing and
dealing with the racial disparity that has existed in
our nation for far too long.
Racial Unity and Equity
Comment of the Month
How do we connect with people who are
different than we are, who think differently than
we do, who have different life experiences?
How do we make sure that we’re in a position
where we can hear from each other for the
goal of healing, wholeness, reconciliation and a
desire to demonstrate Christ in our lives?
— Eric Logan, a member of the Board of
Administration of the Free Methodist Church – USA,
in a video post