0104 - Evil Days: First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs (w/ Matt Chandler)

Hosts: Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell

Guest: Matt Chandler

Overview: As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” (Nehemiah 1:4)

Originally, Isaac and Trillia planned to talk and pray about white supremacy with Matt Chandler. However, given the recent tragedy in Texas at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, we thought it would be appropriate to pray for our brothers and sisters there. 

While some may question the response of prayer in these times, we do not. And because of our unity in Christ, when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer. Regardless of our ethnicity, we are one—we share the same Spirit and the same Savior. Though there’s a question mark in the minds of many regarding racial unity, our unity in Christ is not in question. And so we pray. 

Join us as we lament, pray, and discuss the pitfalls of social media in an age of evil, too often seen in mass shootings. 

Links & Show Notes:

1. Deep Demons: Race & The Church (w/ Ray Ortlund) As referenced in this episode, here is the United? We Pray episode where Ray Ortlund explains our oneness in Christ. 

2. Texas Shooting Kills 26 at Southern Baptist Church A short article describing the massacre that occurred at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. 

3. The Enduring Effects of White Supremacy in American Culture Professor Jarvis Williams reflects on Dylann Roof slaying nine black brothers and sisters at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.

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Recorded and produced by Karl Magnuson
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