SoCal Harvest on the weekend of Aug. 18-20 featured musical performances by Crowder, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Jordin Sparks, Andy Mineo, Danny Gokey, Brennley Brown, worship by Phil Wickham, and a gospel message by Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
Harvest events are designed to be opportunities for Christians to invite family members, coworkers, friends, and acquaintances to hear the life-changing message of the gospel in an environment that is entertaining and nonthreatening.
By Greg Laurie
Tragedy. Disgrace. Evil.
These are all fitting words to describe what took place this weekend in Charlottesville. In the end, three lives were lost to the senseless violence that erupted between white nationalists and their counter-protesters.
It’s important that we remember the victims’ names. Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke M.M. Bates all died because of a poisonous, racist ideology that for too long has found fertile ground in certain pockets of American life. As a child of the 60s, it’s heartbreaking that in 2017 we are still dealing with the same issues of race and prejudice that have plagued our nation for so long.
Two thoughts are critically important to express at a moment like this.
The first is that the church must lead the charge in condemning racism. Anyone who honestly reads the Scriptures will be instantly confronted by just how little Jesus seemed to care about things like race, gender or income. Instead, he looked past them and saw a person’s heart… FULL COMMENTARY