Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rep. Bobby Rush: A Prophetic Witness Speaks Trayvon Martin

What an amazing example of a person of faith being a prophetic witness speaking about race in America in light of the killing of Trayvon Martin:


This gets me thinking about all the different ways folks were prophets in the Bible... Ezekiel through both word and action, God raining down the gift of the Torah through Moses, Miriam singing, dancing and playing music in praise of God.  We have plenty of modern day prophets as well, and Rep. Bobby Rush is one of them.  People of faith it seems have been particularly outspoken about the Trayvon Martin story.  Do you have any examples of this sort of prophetic witness in your own community?

God's peace,

Dustin is a Masters of Divinity candidate in his second year of study at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. While seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, his focus is on the intersection between worship, service and justice building in de-centralized faith communities unencumbered by a traditional church building. In his free time, Dustin really likes playing frisbee, hiking and pretending to know how to sing.

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