A new class began Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Tuesday evening classes were from 7:00-8:15 p.m. for nine weeks. The class studied Latasha Morrison’s book Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation. Everyone was invited to join in honest conversations with others to form a response to racism and racial division that is grounded in the Christian faith. In her book, Morrison examines the historical complexities of racism, and then uses biblical principles such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness to structure the journey toward restoration and healing. Members of the Stonehouse, Carver Memorial, and Hilton churches, as well as members of PEVA’s Racial Dialogue Team, participated with us.
Multi-Church Study “Be the Bridge” Testimonial
I have been attending and facilitating a small group in the Be the Bridge book study. I am thankful for my brothers and sisters in Christ from five churches in our Presbytery who have joined together for open, Christ-centered, compassionate conversations. Each person is a gentle spirit, open to others in the group and open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. I have been moved to tears by what I am learning but also encouraged by the people with whom I am learning that change is possible.
Among the books I am currently reading on racial reconciliation, this one has spoken to me most profoundly. The author is a sincere Christian and approaches this study with theological and biblical grounding. She is a person of grace. I commend the book to you. In Christ, Deborah