CBF of South Carolina offers lament for victims in Charleston church shooting



June 19, 2015

From Boo Sheppard, Moderator of CBFSC and Jay Kieve, Coordinator for CBFSC

While we are attending the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly, whose theme is “Building Bridges,” our hearts are broken that a Bible study and prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ended with murder at the hand of a gunman.

We cannot comprehend the depths of grief experienced by the victim’s families or the members of the Emanuel AME congregation. In sadness we share the experience of loss of our brothers and sisters in Christ and grieve that racial prejudice inspired the violence. We believe that the love of Jesus is stronger than hate and that the uniting power of God is stronger than any human difference.

Therefore, we renew our commitment to prayer for the families and congregation in grief. We renew our commitment to join our voices with those who…

View original post 50 more words

Published by Joe LaGuardia

I am a pastor and author in Vero Beach, Florida, and write on issues related to spirituality, faith, politics, and culture.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: