That, in the end, might be the most frightening revelation of all for us: that God’s grace is real in the radical love ethic of Afro-American Christianity—and that, even more—our future depends on turning toward the radical grace of their God.
The one time Jesus expresses violence is to protest a powerful system of institutionalized racism. Christians fond of asking, "What would Jesus do, " can follow Jesus' example by protesting and changing systems of racial injustice today.
We were part of a movement that is building step by step, block by block. The folks we met did not want vengeance and did not want officer Darren Wilson killed. They want an end to killing.
This week, for the first time in 31 years, Henry McCollum woke up in his own bed, a free man.
Rev. Michael McBride, known simply as “Pastor Mike, ” is the Director of Urban Strategies and Lifelines to Healing Campaign for the PICO National Network.