What especially encouraged me this week were the tangible expressions of unity I saw.
In the past few years, much attention has been given in our denomination to racial reconciliation. Our denomination’s history in this area has many blemishes, and thus significant time has been given to confessing our corporate sins and taking steps of repentance. This year those efforts continued with a study committee on what this repentance might look like being presented. Most notably, our denomination had its first ever African-American moderator of the General Assembly.