One Sunday


My office phone beeped from our front receptionist. “Alan, there’s a Mr. Derkens on the line. He says he’s speaking Sunday?” “Hmmm…” I thought to myself. “Derkens? I don’t know any Derkens. And besides, Dr. Perkins is speaking this Sunday. Waaaaiiiit! It’s Dr. Perkins!” We had put our very special guest speaker on hold for far too long. “Dr. Perkins!” I gushed. “It’s really good to talk with you…”

An hour later I was more excited about ONE Sunday than I had been a mere sixty minutes earlier.

Dr. Perkins and I talked through the interview questions we’ll be going through on Sunday. To hear his heart, passion, and Gospel-centricity was a thing of beauty. Eighty=six has never sounded so good!

Want a peek at the questions? Because YOU read the weekly email, you get a special inside scoop! Here ya go:

Can you explain how Galatians 2:20 shaped you?
What happened to you in a Brandon, MS jail — and how did God deal with you?
How can our dominant culture begin to see things collectively (rather than as individuals)?
How do we practice deep repentance?
Can patriotism co-exist with racial reconciliation?
What are your perspective on and response to #blacklivesmatter?
How can we better understand destructive behavior?
What will it look like when the church gets racial reconciliation right?

I trust you’ll come ready on Sunday to take copious notes. I pray that you’ll come ready to respond to the Gospel. I’m hoping you’ll bring a friend or two to hear a reasonable response to the racial tension we all find ourselves in.

Our choir will be rockin’. And… to answer any questions that are not addressed on Sunday morning, we’ll have a chance to come back for more on Sunday night, when we’ll host an informal Q & A with Dr. Perkins at 5 p.m.

I can’t stress enough how incredible this Sunday will be. This is an extremely rare and awesome opportunity for our church and community. This will be a game-changer.
See you at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. this Sunday!





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