Why Do “Black Lives Matter”?

blmThe following quote from a blog by Anthony Bradley captured my attention and served as the launching point for my sermon this past Sunday:

“Black lives matter.” “All lives matter.” These slogans may forever summarize the deep tensions in American life in 2014. Catalyzed by the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and two NY Police officers who were murdered while sitting in a police car, Americans are in the midst of a crisis of human dignity. Are we still able to articulate why anyone’s life matters? We can loudly protest that “Black lives matter” but it will mean nothing in the long run if we cannot explain why black lives matter.

We dove into Psalm 8 to see the beauty of the concept of “imago Dei” – that all people are created uniquely in the image of God, and explored how that is THE only legitimate foundation for a commitment to the value and dignity of any and all human life.

Listen to the message, Why Do “Black Lives Matter”?