With the United States Supreme Court just recently hearing arguments regarding college affirmative action rules, I was reminded of a sermon I recently preached. As a church, we are studying through the book of Acts to see how the early church functioned in comparison to us today. While the early Christians most certainly did not get everything right, I would argue their reliance on the Holy Spirit and their outward action toward believers and non-believers are two things they did get right, especially early on.
The motion failed, with 54% of delegates voting against the diversity language
The vote was held with the electronic devices used throughout the day, and the final tally was 63% in favor of adopting the language, 37% against. As constitutional changes require a two-thirds majority, the motion failed; with 217 votes registered, it fell short by eight votes.
This article serves as a nudge to follow in a practical and tangible way the example of the biblical model found in the book of Acts. I am my brother and sister’s keeper. Affirmation is an action; it does not need a political discussion. I hear the following in this article: In my small community, I must assure fairness and kindness, and equal opportunity for all.