This page is just the beginning of the Incarnation community’s desire to be a catalyst for value-driven change for the benefit of God’s people–especially the poor, the oppressed, and the marginalized in our communities. The crisis of COVID-19 has revealed the deep fractures in the foundation of our country, highlighting disparities based on race, sex, and income, to name a few. More people of color are contracting COVID-19, and are also dying in higher proportion to white people in the United States.

To make matters worse, the racialized violence of police brutality against black men and women has been painfully brought back into focus with the recent killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks. This has prompted many, including Church of the Incarnation, to make the decision to be more involved in correcting the wrongs of the past and working for systemic and permanent change.

Woven into this reality is the complex interaction of racial and economic disparity that is difficult to link to a single source, but from the Christian perspective, goes by the name of sin. The Gospel calls us to repent of all sin as a principally Christian act.

In order to repent of this sin, and root out the evil that results, we must learn and act. Our 8-pillar Rule of Life includes the daily act of repenting of our individual and corporate sin, and also the regular act of serving our world. These commitments gives us a starting point to move forward in this important and faithful work.

We know that Christians of all political affiliation want to love God and love their neighbors as themselves, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of this work and it’s hard to know where to begin. You can take the first step by connecting with Church of the Incarnation so you don’t have to do this work alone. The Incarnation community is getting organized for action and we’d love to have you join us. For more information, check out our Event Calendar. And, be sure to sign up for our weekly member newsletter for regular updates.

To start learning more, now, check out the resources listed below. Check back regularly as we’ll be adding more resources as we learn of them. If you have a resource you’ve found helpful in acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God (Micah 6:8) please contact the Rev. Brin Bon at brin@incarnationatx.org to suggest it.

Upcoming Event: Six-Week Book Study on Repenting of America’s Original Sin, beginning Sunday, July 12

Spiritual Resources: The Antiracist Rule of Life

Statement on Racism and the Church, by the Rev. Brin Bon