A New American Narrative: from the Rev. William H. Lamar IV
Part of the most important work I want to do as a writer, a pastor, and a Christian, is in reading the work of others. I spend a lot of time each day reading, whether it's the Bible, news, history, or books. I don't often mention that reading in my own writing, though if you look at my past work, you can clearly see the important and essential influence of writers and thinkers who I admire.
Today as I prepared to share with you my weekly blog or prayer video and meditation, I came across an article so powerful that I wanted to devote my entire blog to it. I'll share a link below, and if you can't access it due to a firewall, let me know and I'll help you find a workaround (though I always try and support places that publish good writing if I can).
This article, written by the Rev. William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., puts to words so much of what has been on my heart for many months and years now. And perhaps what I appreciate most about his article is he not only boldly and powerfully calls out the truth of what ails us, but he also provides a possible framework to create a new, truer, more just reality, one grounded in the teachings and Gospel of Jesus.
I'm so inspired. As I said, I'll share the link below - and then I'll share some more brief thoughts from me on why I found it so compelling.