Responding to the Zimmerman Verdict, author, speaker & President of Lifeway Research, Ed Stetzer writes:
Since that fateful night in February 2012, we have watched and waited for a determination of what exactly happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. While we may never know the details, a jury has found Zimmerman not guilty of murder or manslaughter. However no matter what the jury decided, the fact remains that a 17-year young man old is dead, his family is hurt, and a man's life has been turned upside down.
The focal points of the trial were certainly Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. But, in such trials, we learn about ourselves, our culture, and brokeness of our society. We learned that this society remains divided.
Certainly many issues were discussed, but three could not be missed: privilege, blame, and injustice.
So I asked three thoughtful leaders-- a scholar, a bishop, and a pastor-- to tackle these issues.
- Privilege (by Dr. Christena Cleveland)
- Blame (by Sanford Pastor Victor Montalvo. He is a fellow Converge Pastor),
- Injustice (by Central FL Bishop Greg Brewer )