Dr. Mika Edmondson, a pastor in Michigan, gave an address in the summer of 2016 to the Council members of The Gospel Coalition, touching on the ongoing racial violence in the US and how God is working in spite of it.
If you listen to Edmondson’s whole speech, you’ll hear that he is not trying to convert anyone to joining Black Lives Matter. Rather, he is calling Christians to step up and lead by example when embracing African American brothers and sisters in the church. We as believers are held to a higher standard because we have been reconciled to God through Christ and are now ministers of that reconciliation. We must live out God’s love and grace towards those who are different from us and embrace brothers and sisters from any background.