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Due to Covid-19, our short-term missions ministry has been suspended for 2020. No later than early next year, we plan to make a decision about possible trips in 2021.



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The Short-Term Missions ministry coordinates teams to work alongside international organizations, church plants and missionaries to assist and serve them in whatever capacity is needed. These trips focus on efforts such as microfinance and teaching initiatives, Faith & Work conferences, medical work, disaster relief and construction. The goal is to encourage and support the work of the international church and engage and learn from the local culture. Although some trips have a mercy ministry component, Missions does not operate as a humanitarian organization.

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Redeemer is large and it is easy for visitors to feel overwhelmed. In order to help you get better acquainted with our church, use the links below to find out basic information about Redeemer — our vision, purpose, and how to connect with our community. We hope that this information and the various opportunities to engage with others will help you get to know us better and that, in turn, we can get to know you better.

Our Vision

The Redeemer family of churches and ministries exist to help build a great city for all people through a movement of the gospel that brings personal conversion, community formation, social justice, and cultural renewal to New York City and, through it, the world.

For more information, please explore one of our churches below.

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Community and Beta Groups

Community Groups (CGs) are places to both cultivate a relationship with God and friendships with others. We offer regular Community Groups, Questioning Christianity Groups for those who are skeptical or curious about Christianity, and Beta Groups, which are designed for those who want to try a group out with a short-term commitment.

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Community Groups (CGs)

CGs are a place to cultivate a relationship with God and friendships with others. It is within these small communities that men and women can build personal relationships and practice applying the gospel to their lives. Each group expects to experience Jesus Christ in its midst, enabling participants to be transformed through mutual ministry and to experience life in the family of God.

Composed of 6 to 12 people, groups meet in homes and offices throughout the city. All groups are led by trained lay leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support from pastoral staff. Groups generally meet two to four times a month for worship, Bible study, fellowship and prayer. Many groups also participate in monthly service projects or social events in place of one regular meeting.

These groups provide sanctuary from the pressures and anxieties of life in the city and facilitate the formation of new friendships. Community Groups are places where we can be revitalized and strengthened as we seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ to our fellow New Yorkers. As God made us for community, we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives. Our hope is that everyone who attends our church will be involved in a Community Group.

We have many groups that you are welcome to join at any time of the year. Find a group near you.

Beta Groups

We invite you to “beta test” community life by joining a Beta Group. Beta Groups are seven-week Community Groups that start in late September and are designed especially for those who are new to our church, new to Community Groups, or interested in exploring Christianity. Beta Groups feature the following:

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  • New members: There is no need to be nervous about your first meeting! Everyone will be new to the group.
  • Community life: It is easy to feel lost in a bustling city and disconnected in a large church. As a member of a Beta Group, you will be part of a smaller community, allowing you to build friendships with a group of people who grow to know and care about each other.
  • Faith exploration: Have you ever had questions about the Christian faith or wondered about its relevance? In specialized Beta Groups called Questioning Christianity Groups, you can process these questions with like-minded people and learn how the claims of Christianity relate to everyday living.

Registration for Beta Groups occurs every fall. Find a group near you.

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Summer Reading

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Nine nonfiction Christian books

(picks by Tim Keller)

On the Bible

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

Craig Blomberg

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This makes the case that the Biblical account of Jesus is not legend but historically trustworthy. Blomberg incorporates insights from Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, an important work but much longer and more difficult to read.

On the cross

In My Place Condemned He Stood

J.I.Packer and Mark Dever

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This volume assembles several older essays by J.I . Packer. They are classics and had a profound influence on my understanding of Jesus’ death.

The Cross of Christ

John Stott

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This volume along with the Packer book will give you a very complete and Biblically rich understanding of the cross.

On the resurrection

Surprised by Hope

N.T. Wright

Buy

It’s always a little dangerous to recommend a book I haven’t read yet, but I suggest it because it is basically a shorter and more accessible summary of his bigger classic, The Resurrection of the Son of God, which is wonderful but very long and academic.

On church history

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

Mark Noll

Buy

This is may be the best, short, accessible overview of Christian history. It doesn’t try to survey every century, but chooses 10 major turning points (the split between the eastern and western church circa A.D. 1000, the Reformation, the Great Awakening, etc.).

On faith and culture

Culture-Making: Recovering our Creative Calling

Andy Crouch

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This is coming up during the summer, so order it and read it before Labor Day. It’s one of the best books yet on how Christians can integrate their faith with their work.

Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Philip Bess

Buy

This is a fascinating set of essays by a Christian architect laying out a Christian vision for a “new urbanism,” the belief and practice that cities are the best social arrangement for human flourishing. Bess is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Devotional

The Letters of John Newton or Cardiphonia: The Utterance of the Heart

John Newton

Buy

Either of these editions of John Newton’s letters are classics of spirituality and devotion. He was the former slave trader who was converted and became a minister and wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

General

Mere Christianity

C.S. Lewis

Buy

You may not want to admit (around Redeemer) that you have never read this book — so stop being a hypocrite and read it! And if you have already read it, read one of the other big C.S. Lewis classics: The Screwtape Letters or The Great Divorce, or even The Chronicles of Narnia.


Beach Books

(Picks by Kathy Keller)

Series picks to keep you busy at the beach (mostly secular fiction — except Lewis, Tolkien, and Chesterton — but nothing offensive).

The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels

Patrick O'Brian

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Features the friendship of Stephen Maturin (physician) and Jack Aubrey (ship’s captain) and their adventures in exploration, seafaring, and political intrigue. Also romance and sea battles, sometimes indistinguishable… Written in the style of the period, using contemporary diaries and descriptions of battles, storms, events.

The Amelia Peabody Series

Elizabeth Peters

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Archeology, mystery, romance, womens’ rights and quite a lot of information about the early years of excavation in Egypt. Set in 1885-1920.

Miles Vorkosigan Adventures Series

Lois McMaster Bujold

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For sci-fi fans. (However, if you haven’t read C.S. Lewis’s space trilogy [beginning with Out of the Silent Planet] make sure you get that in first.) They’re very different: Lewis will have your head spinning, and Miles is, well, unique. Be ready to explore different moral and ethical cultures through an a-Christian world.

Classic English mysteries Buy
Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham and Josephine Tey. Also, GK Chesterton’s Father Brown series of short stories, featuring Columbo’s spiritual ancestor, Father Brown.

A Mary Russell Mystery Series

Laurie. R. King

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This series feaures the retired Sherlock Holmes and his young wife. The first in the series is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.

Legendary Lymond Chronicles

Dorothy Dunnett

Buy
For fans of historical novels. Set in the 16th century. Unquestionably the best historical novels ever written. All have chess themed titles; the first is The Game of Kings. Hang on, it took me a while to get into them.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

J.R.R. Tolkien

Buy
If you just don’t think The Lord of the Rings is for you, think again. Force it down, it will change your world.


Classic picks for the family

By Brent Bounds, Director of Family Ministries

Teens

The Robe

Lloyd C. Douglas

Buy

Captain Courageous

Rudyard Kipling

Buy

Anne of Green Gables series

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Buy

The Bronze Bow

Elizabeth George Speare

Buy

The Hiding Place

Corrie ten Boom

Buy

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Buy

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred Taylor

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Children

Summer of the Monkeys

Wilson Rawls

Buy

The Mixed File of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg

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The Cricket in Times Square

George Selden

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The Chronicles of Narnia

C.S. Lewis

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Twenty and Ten

Claire Huchet Bishop

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The Cay

Theodore Taylor

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Treasure in an Oatmeal Box

Ken Gire

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Stone Fox

John Reynolds Gardiner

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The Day of the Blizzard

Marietta D. Moskin

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Blue Willow

Doris Gates

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Treasures of the Snow

Patricia St. John

Buy

Resource for various age groups

Honey for Child’s Heart

Gladys Hunt

Buy
This book is a great resource of books for different age groups

Parents

Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture

Mary E. DeMuth

Buy

How and When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

Stanton Jones

Buy

Grace-Based Parenting

Tim Kimmel

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Parenting with Love and Logic

Cline and Fay

Buy

How Children Raise Parents

Dan Allender

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The Price of Privilege

Madeleine Levine

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church!
As of November 1, 2017, the membership process is changing to the following five steps:

Step 1: Practices for Christian Formation class

Step 2: Intro to Redeemer class

*Steps 1 and 2 may be completed in any order. These classes are often taught together as one 2.5-hour class. Please check with the congregation you attend and are joining to find out how they are being offered.

Step 3: Membership application

Step 4: Membership Interview

Step 5: Membership vows and baptism


Please click on the Redeemer church you attend to learn more and register for classes:

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If you started but have not submitted an application for membership and would like to continue and submit your application before October 31, 2017, please click here to complete your application. Please contact [email protected] for assistance.

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Zero Tolerance

Grace & Race Statement on “Zero Tolerance”

As the Redeemer family of churches finishes a month-long sermon series on what the Christian community embodies—sacrifice, healing, and hope—it is necessary to lift our voices in defense of the weak and vulnerable, especially children. While secular governments are free to decide their policies regarding immigration, the Grace & Race Ministry denounces the practice of forcibly separating children from their parents when crossing the border into the United States of America as immoral and inhumane.

Furthermore, we oppose any use of God’s Word to defend such actions. While we affirm appropriate submission to the governing authorities and the keeping of civil order (Romans 13:1-7), these cannot be taken out of context or considered outside of the totality of Scripture, which clearly teaches that the greatest commandment and the purpose of God's laws are to love God and our neighbor (Matthew 22:36-40, Romans 13:9-10). From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the Bible commands its people to pursue neighborly love that never seeks revenge and does not hold grudges, but rather seeks the good of both the foreigner and the native-born (Leviticus 19:18, 33).

May Christ-like sacrifice, healing, and hope be present in our communities as we seek to see God’s kingdom come to this city, country, and world. As our nation’s leaders continue to discern what steps to take, we pray for their wisdom and clarity while we also pray for the families and children who are suffering trauma because of this policy.

Grace & Race is a ministry of the Redeemer Family of Churches

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Neighborhood Advocate Cohort

The Neighborhood Advocate Cohort (NAC), in partnership with Hope for New York, is a learning community that equips lay people with a gospel-driven vision for the flourishing of communities and neighborhoods. Through worship, reflection and shared experiences, participants will learn about building mutual relationships, serving justly, and sharing the hope of Christ with their neighbors.

Cohort Objectives

  • Theological training to engage the poor through a biblical framework and the spiritual practice of hospitality.
  • Introduce historical assets and needs, through major categories of injustice (housing, employment and education) and the broad network of institutions, urban practitioners and nonprofit leaders who serve in NYC neighborhoods.
  • Experience opportunities and resources for generous lifestyles that appreciate the assets and serve the needs of our neighborhoods.
  • Develop a Neighborhood Project: Working within a small group, participants will develop a church-specific community project that addresses injustice in our city and imagines renewal.

Weekly Overview

Wednesdays, March 4-May 16

  • Week 1: Models of Community Engagement
  • Week 2: Biblical Survey of Mishpat, Hesed, Shalom & Lament
  • Week 3: Prophets: Clarion Call to the Poor
  • Week 4: Kingdom: Reflections on The Sermon on the Mount
  • Week 5: The Exiled: The Stranger & Foreigner: Immigrant, Displacement & Home
  • Week 6: Psalter: A Cry for Justice & Mercy
  • Week 7: The Challenges and Opportunities of Neighborhood: Sidewalks in the Kingdom
  • Week 8: Church in Mission: Ecclesiology of Welcome
  • Week 9: Key Church Strategies for Engagement
  • Week 10: Race and Place: Implications of Geography and Divisions
  • Week 11: Faithful Presence: Neighborhoods and Neighboring
  • Week 12 (Graduation): Project Presentation (all-day Saturday)

Details and Commitment

  • Cost of the 12-week program is $150. Books and resource materials included.
  • The cohort runs Wednesdays, March 4-May 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and up to two full Saturdays. May 16 is the graduation service for the Program. The initiatives that each cohort develops will run beyond the program length. Each participant will be working with his/her respective church on ongoing sustainability for the cohort initiative.
  • This program requires 100% commitment (up to one absence permitted only).

Application Process

  • Complete the NAC application by Friday, February 21.
  • Selected participants will be notified by Monday, February 24 and invited to register for $150.

Apply Today

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Sharing Our Faith

Sharing Our Faith

Since Redeemer started, sharing our faith has been a vital part of our vision to see the city renewed by the gospel. This year the Redeemer community will have a unique opportunity for congregants to have conversations about their faith with friends who don't identify as Christian. March 7 - April 18, 2019, Tim Keller will lead a series on Questioning Christianity (Thursday evenings for seven weeks) where we hope hundreds of our friends—who don’t yet have a personal faith—will join us to process their questions about Christianity.

1 Peter 3:15 instructs Christians to share the hope we have within: "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." Below you can learn more about why having a public faith is essential to our vision and how it has been and will continue to be central to growing a gospel movement in NYC.

Listen to Tim Keller's Inspire Night talk - January 17, 2019
Sharing the Joy We Have in Christ

Read September 2018 Article
by Tim Keller: Being Public with Our Faith

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Missional Living

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November 14, 2019
at the W83 Ministry Center, 150 W. 83rd St.

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This fall, the Redeemer churches will come together for a one-night event to learn, grow and prepare to be mobilized for missional living. We want to see a city renewed by the gospel, but in today’s culture, the challenges to sharing our faith or discipling someone can feel almost insurmountable.

Tim Keller will lead two sessions one on the principles of sharing our faith in today’s culture and the second on the practices for how we effectively share our faith in spite of tough questions and misconceptions about Christianity. Guest speaker Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin will share about four things Christians must reclaim, and everyone in attendance will receive a copy of her book Confronting Christianity. This is going to be a key part of this ministry year in preparing you for effective missional living.

We are excited to see how God will work through our growing family of churches in the coming years. But while we're thankful for all God has done, we're also hopeful that this is just the beginning of something much, much bigger. In 2016 thousands of Redeemer congregants said “I’m in” to help grow the gospel movement in NYC and to help bring gospel influence to every neighborhood and every part of the culture. We want to encourage everyone to deepen your commitment of living out the gospel and see you strengthen your ability to share your faith with your friends who aren’t Christian. As we look forward, we hope many of you bring friends into our community so that they can discover the hope and joy that only Jesus offers.

Although we are unable to offer childcare on site at the conference, we are able to offer a couple of options to offset babysitting costs. Please contact [email protected] BEFORE registering.


Speakers

Tim Keller

Tim Keller

Timothy Keller is Chairman of Redeemer City to City and the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For twenty-eight years he led Redeemer’s diverse congregation of urban professionals that has grown into three churches (in 2017) with a combined weekly attendance of over 5,000.

Dr. Keller grew up in Pennsylvania and was educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.


Rebecca McLaughlin

Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD in renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is cofounder of Vocable Communications and former vice president of content at the Veritas Forum, where she spent almost a decade working with Christian academics at leading secular universities and she is also the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion.


Location

W83 Ministry Center: 150 W. 83rd St. (between Amsterdam and Columbus Ave.)

Nearest subway stops: 79 St. (1) and 81 St. (B, C).


Schedule

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

7-9:30 p.m.

Plenary Sessions

1. How do we share our faith now? Principles
2. How do we share our faith now? Practice
3. Four things Christians must reclaim


Livestream

We understand not everyone will be able to attend in person, so we invite you to join us via livestream. Please choose one of the links below to register.

I attend Redeemer

I do not attend Redeemer

A recording of the video will be available for on-demand viewing until January 31, 2020.


Pricing

Early Bird Rate (Redeemer Church Congregants)*

  • $10 until October 19, 11:59 p.m. EST

Regular Rate (Redeemer Church Congregants)

  • $20 until November 11, 11:59 p.m. EST
  • $25 walk-in

Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will be issued until October 19. After that, no refunds will be issued. Tickets are non-transferable. To request a cancellation, please contact [email protected].

* This special pricing is available to Redeemer congregants through funding by the Rise Campaign


Missional Living Event FAQs

Will meals be provided?
Dinner will not be provided.

Will childcare be provided?
We will not be able to provide childcare on site but we have a couple options to offset those costs. Please contact [email protected] BEFORE registering.

My budget is tight. Do you offer discounts?
Please email [email protected] for assistance. You can also attend for free if you volunteer (see below).

How can I volunteer?
We’re thankful for any volunteers that can help! All volunteers receive waived admission. At this time we're recruiting Redeemer attendees only. If that describes you, please sign up here.

Is this event open to non-Redeemer congregants?
The Formation events are intended primarily to equip Redeemer congregants. At this time we do not have spots available to visitors. In an effort to honor all interested parties, we encourage you to register to watch via Livestream. The video will remain online for a couple months to view at your convenience.

Who do I contact with a different question?
Reach out to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Formation

Formation is a Redeemer initiative that equips you with practices to grow as a disciple of Christ.

RUF

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) exists as a network of communities for both undergraduate and international students in New York City. At RUF you will find lots of opportunities to build friendships, grow in your spiritual life, explore doubts and questions, and serve the city together.

We are a growing ministry with various chapters on campuses throughout NYC. If you are a university student we would love to connect with you!

Undergraduate Ministries

A community for undergraduate students at schools throughout New York City including NYU, The New School, City College, Fordham University, The Juilliard School, FIT, Pace University, and The King's College. Various weekly meetings are held in different central locations. All are welcome!

Contact Matt for more info: [email protected]
www.citycampusministry.com

*RUF City Campus is expanding! Over the next few years, Campus Minister Wei Ho will be launching a new RUF chapter in the New York City area.

Contact Wei for more info: [email protected]

A community for undergraduate students at Columbia University, Columbia RUF is a diverse community where you can explore Christianity and the hope that is found in knowing Jesus Christ. Columbia can be a challenging place to live and study, so we gather together weekly to hangout, process life, engage with the Bible, and remind ourselves of God's love for us in Jesus.

Contact Eric for more info: [email protected]

www.columbiaruf.org

International Student Ministries

A community for international students and scholars at Columbia University. RUF International is a place for international students to make friends, enjoy community, and explore Christianity together. We hope you will join us!

Contact Andrew for more info: [email protected]

www.rufinyc.com

The Redeemer family of churches partners with RUF as the official campus ministry of our denomination.

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Grace & Race Statement - May 2020

Grace & Race Statement

Concerning the Killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd

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As of May 27, 2020

Once again our hearts are broken and our souls irate as the blood of yet another person of color cries out to God from the ground. The vile brutality of racism in America has been unmistakable in recent weeks as the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have each been brought to light.

As Christians and as the Grace and Race Ministry of Redeemer Churches & Ministries:

We lament the deaths of these beloved Image Bearers and weep with those who will forever miss their son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, or friend.

We remember that throughout Scripture, God shows particular care for those who are most vulnerable, he commands authorities to be characterized by righteousness and justice, and he holds nations accountable for how they treat the least powerful groups and persons in their societies.

We recognize the pervasiveness of sin, we acknowledge that the bloody history of racially motivated violence in the United States continues to this day, we denounce any doctrine of racial superiority, and we join the many calls for systemic change in a nation that has often failed to uphold God’s vision of justice and has persistently worked against people of color. We pray that local officials will exercise their authority to pursue justice for Mr. Arbery, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Floyd, and countless others whose stories have been neglected.

We repent of the ways that we as Christians have far too often failed to adequately stand against the evil of racism and violence: diminishing its severity, averting our gazes, and even perpetuating such injustice deliberately or complicitly.

We realize that for many of our brothers and sisters, the revelation of these deaths is but another reminder of an everyday reality, and that even now as we lament the loss of these lives, many others are overlooked while being subjected to cruelty and death due to the color of their skin. Even still, we remember that ​“nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.1

We cry out to the God of peace and justice, asking together with the psalmist: How long, O Lord? How long must our black and brown brothers and sisters be killed without consequence? How long must fathers and mothers weep over their dead children? How long will racial violence persist in this nation? How long until your true justice reigns?

And yet we resolutely hope in Jesus, the Prince of Peace who suffered and died at the hands of both mob and state-sanctioned violence and who ultimately conquered evil and death itself. We long for the day when his perfect justice will roll down like waters,2 when his power will bring utter darkness into the light,3 and when his love will forever join together every race and tongue within the family of God.4 Until that day, we will continually commit ourselves to the furthering of Christ’s kingdom here on earth.

1 Luke 12:2
2 Amos 5:24
3 Job 12:22
4 Revelation 7:9


Grace & Race is a ministry of the Redeemer Family of Churches

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