Recently, Aaron sat down to write of his experiences and what God is teaching him in the process. We are delighted to share Aaron’s learnings widely, and we invite you to join him, Wayne Stapleton, and Chris Gorman for a webinar later next month.
I came to the United States about fifteen years ago as a missionary to the Latinos living in this country. As an immigrant, I have a unique perspective and opinion on certain things—not always right, just different.
In February, as part of the NAB initiative to grow in racial righteousness, a dialogue was hosted by Grace Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta, with NAB leaders, people with a background in ministry to the First Nations community.
As followers of Jesus and as members of the Executive Team of the North American Baptist Conference, we deplore the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. It was an egregious and sinful act and an overt abuse of power. In the United States, we just celebrated those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the armed forces on Memorial Day, because life is precious.
Because of this recent rash of Asian American racism, a group called the Asian American Christian Collaborative released a statement denouncing xenophobia, asking believers to stand “in solidarity with victims” and directing “Christians to speak out and make changes in their churches, schools, and communities.”
This past August marked 400 years after the first enslaved Africans were recorded as coming to the shores of Jamestown, Virginia. That moment was transformative for the United States, and it is impossible…