December 5, 2014

He Died Unable To Breathe

He was a young man.

He was not a part of the dominant, privileged culture.

He came from a poor, under educated class.

He was presumed not to be innocent.

He was wrongly accused and killed.

He died with his hands up.

He died unable to breathe.

If we fail to see the suffering of the marginalized in our culture in light of the suffering of our Savior, then we fail to fully appreciate the vastness of His redemptive work.

Listen well, share your story, make friends, resist violence and learn.

Kelly Brown Douglas' The Black Christ, James Cone's The Cross and the Lynching Tree, Willie James Jennings', The Christian Imagination or Cornel West's Prophesy Deliverance! would be a good place to start.

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