TV-G | YouTube | 6 min total (Two, 3 min videos)
Released in April 2016
SUMMARY: In the first video Truth’s Table podcast co-host Ekemini Uwan explains why Christians should care about #BlackLivesMatter before addressing Christians who have apprehension with aligning themselves with the black lives matter movement in the second video.
KEY QUOTES: “We have the Democrats and the Republicans. Each party has their own defining ideological positions. We typically identify with one or the other. As Christians, as dual citizens, we don’t subscribe to every jot and tittle of the policy agendas under either the Democratic party or the Republican party because they do not fully align with Biblical values and principles. That’s an example of how we make those basic distinctions in real life. It shouldn’t be any different when it comes to black lives matter. We should be able to make those distinctions and be clear that this is our boundary. This is where I stand, but I can affirm this aspect.”
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Pastor Rasool Berry (The Bridge Church | Brooklyn, NY) provides answers to common critiques about the church being involved in justice and partnering with non-Christian causes. He adeptly points out that some churches have always been involved in justice and the many ways in which we use secular theories, but reject the parts that don’t align with our faith. He concludes his 9-minute talk with what we can do about it.Read more