Dinner & Dialogue on Race: Recap

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  • January 12, 2015

Here’s my mind dump on last night.

  • Fantastic night! When’s the next one?
  • I was so happy with how well attended it was. I didn’t count but we had well over 40 people who came back out on a Sunday night to participate.
  • We obeyed James and were quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
  • People were honest and transparent – two words that by the grace of God are often used to describe Seven Mile Road.
  • The gospel has power to change the racist heart and heal the wounded heart.
  • We don’t have to pretend that race doesn’t exist. In fact, each person should authentically feel free to be who they are.
  • The Church of Jesus really can be a light in a dark world on what racial unity and harmony looks like.
  • We should not let fear keep us from inviting over and building a relationship with someone who is different than us.
  • The single greatest thing that has helped people connect to Seven Mile Road is how friendly and welcoming the people are. Preaching is good, music is great, but it’s the community itself that has been the largest draw.
  • Two best quotes of the night:
    • “I didn’t know there was another Paisan in the room!” Dominic Scirrotto
    • “I need to say something that needs to be said.” (Dramatic pause) “Indian food is good.” Brett LaPrad

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About Ajay Thomas

Ajay lives in Philadelphia with his wife Shainu and their kids Hannah and Micah. He is responsible for preaching and vision as a pastor at Seven Mile Road.

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