How the Black Church taught me why #BlackLivesMatter (it’s not what you think)

Logan Memorial United Methodist Church (photo credit: West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church)

In the summer of 2014, I served a ministry internship at Henry Logan Memorial United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, WV. It was my final seminary assignment: to serve an internship in a cross-cultural setting. I don’t take the term “life-changing” lightly. There are a very few things about which I would use that phrase in my own experience…my marriage, the births of my children…that’s about it. But the three months I spent with the folks at Logan literally changed my life. They set things on a different trajectory than the one I thought I was on.

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