“A Time To Speak” Live Stream Event (John Piper, Matt Chandler, Thabiti Anyabwile, Ed Steltzer, Bryan Lorrits, Etc.)

“In light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, Cleveland, and New York, 11 Christian pastors and leaders are gathering Dec. 16 at the historic Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis for A Time to Speak, a live stream event focusing on race, the church and where to go from here.” [Source]

highly suggest you “attend” this event.

Sign up and view the event from this link (<– this is the same link for the now archived video — updated Dec. 19, 2014).

RECOMMENDED: Four Common But Misleading Themes in Ferguson-Like Times by Thabiti Anyabwile

As I read Voddie Baucham’s “Thoughts on Ferguson” I was bothered, not because of what he said, but because of what he left out. I was concerned because this is just the sort of ammunition, from an African American pastor mind you, that some people need to disregard what is really at the heart of the issue in Ferguson. As BJ Thompson tweeted,

That’s why I glad to hear about Thabiti Anyabwile’s (indirect) ‘response’ in “Four Common But Misleading Themes in Ferguson-Like Times.” I recommend you read it.

RECOMMENDED: Ferguson, Empathy, & Hope by Jefferson Bethke

Wise words from Jefferson Bethke on the Ferguson situation.

Here are some tweets for context and more wise comments.

Unfortunately, Bethke started getting attacked for that tweet.

For example… (below) Yet Bethke responds with insight into the situation that I wish more within evangelicalism had.

He concludes,

RECOMMENDED: A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond? by Ed Stetzer

Read this article by Ed Stetzer: A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond?

Here are some of my thoughts (originally shared via Twitter) that I’d like to share with you.