Sunday, June 13, 2010

An Inspirational Introduction

One of the great joys of my life has been the opportunities to meet fascinating people. J. Don Williams introduced me to Harold Dean Trulear, pastor, scholar and a man passionately committed to social justice.

When I was a pastor, it was an honor and a pleasure to have him come by my office to get my 'take' on issues of race and poverty. He would not only confirm some of my observations, but strongly challenge others. Our dialogue and his perspective was invaluable.

This interview gives us a glimpse into his work and his heart.

You can gain more insight into his compassionate and challenging perspective here.

1 comment:

Loga Michelle said...

Thanks for this post. Trulear was full of excellent ideas and resources for all churches to consider. The "cradle to prison pipeline" and the "war on drugs" are having devastating consequences in the black community, and I hate to even project out to see where all this is leading. Surely this is one area where churches can and should lead the way.