By Charles Holmes Jr. | The Witness BCC
Published in July of 2016

SUMMARY: Christians may disagree on whether police reform is needed or if it is needed to what extent. Regardless of that debate writer Charles Holmes Jr. says that Christians need to lead by example and get involved in law enforcement “to exemplify what love and true service in minority and poor communities looks like.”

KEY QUOTE: “We should fight for police reform, but even more than that, we should be willing and ready to serve and be a light in a dark place, which could mean serving in law enforcement to push back darkness that is systematic racism.”

DIG DEEPER: We have curated four guided learning paths to help you think distinctly Christian about policing.


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