In the midst of two significant challenges for humanity, Pastor Shane shares from the Word of God how we can go Beyond Normal in being instruments of justice, grace, and love to all persons when we are willing to grieve and grow.
At WEAG, we long for every person to experience transformation through Jesus Christ as we join God in the work of expanding His family across ALL cultures and generations. This mission and vision necessitate an honest, inward look at how cultural systems have established racial biases across every institution including the church. Realizing the truths behind the pain that has been allowed to persist for so many years then opens us up to grieve for all who have suffered. As we then work through the grief together, God will strengthen us with his peace, grace, and love.
As part of this emotionally and spiritually challenging sermon, Shane asks two African-American members of WEAG’s leadership to share their personal experiences with discrimination so that we may all gain a better perspective on the subtleness and painful impact of bias.
Here is the link to the books that Shane references at the 47min mark: https://weag.church/reconciliation-resource-list/
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