Kindred in Christ,
Last Sunday we began our Lenten sermon series, Unraveling Racism, and I shared the above quote by activist and leading scholar on discriminatory policies in America, Ibram X. Kendi. While not a theologian, Kendi, raised in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, points us to a logic that is central to the Lenten season: denial of sin leads to further pain and oppression while confession of sin leads to change and our collective liberation.
Join us this week as we continue exploring what it means to follow Jesus in the face of systemic racism and work together to repent and seek change in our city and in ourselves.
Rev. Paul Ortiz