Although taking on the particularities of being a Jew in the Middle East (skin color, hair, size, etc.) – the Son of God became a man that is for all people to follow. The image of Christ all Christians are to conform to does not need white skin in order to be universal.
Mother Emanuel AME is the oldest independent Black church south of Balitmore and the location of the tragic mass murder where nine souls lost their lives on June 16, 2015. But on this night, the hate that dared taint Emanuel’s history was rolled back with a full display of Christ’s forgiveness, love and humility through a multiethnic worship service. Dr. Strickland’s sermon perfectly captured the heart of the evening and the essence of the Kingdom Diversity Initiative (KDI)