Twice in the past year I’ve spoken publicly on the issue of race. Both times I was shaking in my boots.
- Fear of offending minority audiences by saying the wrong thing.
- Fear of offending white evangelicals by calling them out.
- No expertise. Why listen to me? I’m a dang rookie in racial reconciliation stuff.
I need a mentor.
Pastor Warren Carey of Tree of Life Church in Minneapolis has agreed to serve me in this way. I’m getting an education, believe me.
The big Question: Do I actually want this education? Deep in the well of my most basic motivations, I’m not sure I do.
But of course that’s exactly why I’m meeting with Warren.
He’s gracious with me, and patient.
In return, I’m helping Warren. . . at the golf range.