In light of everything happening in our city and country, we have made a prayerful decision to press pause on our Number the Stars series and enter into a four-week series called Race. Justice. Gospel. The church of Christ must respond to racial injustice, both in our midst today and in our history, trusting in the gospel to bring healing, hope, and unity.
As said by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. We recognize that these injustices continue to affect the church globally and need to be discussed in order to truly lament and process with hope to truly love those around us.
In addition to our Sunday sermons, we will also be providing additional resources put together by members of our pastoral staff which address these issues. This content will be released throughout the coming weeks and can be found here — please stay tuned to our social media channels and email for more information.
We hope you will join us on Sunday's at 9:00 or 11:00 AM to engage in open and honest dialogue about race and justice, providing gospel clarity for the Epikos family in these unsure times.
If you are struggling with how to process these issues and need someone to talk to or pray with, please do not hesitate to reach out to your campus pastor or respond to this email directly and we’d be happy to put you in contact with a member of our staff who can help.
Please join us in prayer for our church, our city, our country, and all those who are suffering from these injustices. Pray with us for change to occur within our church and for us to unite together as one.
Together we stand.
Primary Books & Resources
Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
- Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith
Additional Books & Resources
Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes by Justo L Gonzalez
Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian by John Piper
- "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.