Our Hope in the Trayvon Martin Incident

Posted by Pastor J.D. on July 17, 2013

I thought Al Mohler had a stirring and insightful piece about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. Below is an excerpt, though I would encourage you to read the whole thing.

Our prayers are with the Martin family, our African-American community, and our nation as a whole.

“As the father of a young man, I know the talks parents have with their sons–or should have. I have had plenty of those talks, and I know them from both sides. But there is one talk I never had to have with my son, and my father never had to have with me. That is the talk about what to do when the police pull you over and you are a young black man. The talk about what to do when you are eyed suspiciously by people just because you are a young black male. The talk about how to act and how to respond when people watch just to see if you are trouble…” 

Read the rest here: http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/07/15/the-central-tragedy-of-this-case-remains-trayvon-martin-belongs-to-us-all/

Pastor J.D.

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J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011) and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013). More