The Crucifixion of George Floyd

This will be a week of silence, prayer, and lament on the blog. If you visit this week, I invite you to join with me in this prayer practice.

Everyday, set a timer for eight minutes and forty-six seconds. Lament and cry out to God during this interval for all the black lives that have died under the knee of a white supremacist and Christian nation.

Weep and lament.
Offer up prayers of confession and repentance.
Pray for peace.
Ask for wisdom and courage as you discern the work God is calling you to.


There is no one way in which the cross can be interpreted. I offer my reflections because I believe that the cross placed alongside the lynching tree can help us to see Jesus in America in a new light, and thereby empower people who claim to follow him to take a stand against white supremacy and every kind of injustice...

Until we can see the cross and the lynching tree together, until we can identify Christ with a “recrucified” black body hanging from a lynching tree, there can be no genuine understanding of Christian identity in America, and no deliverance from the brutal legacy of slavery and white supremacy.
--James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree

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