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Mitchell explained, “I think too often as a church, our problems are too small. I want to see a generation of leaders asking ‘What is the Holy Spirit worried about in our city as a whole?’”
“There’s a line from the popular TV show The Office in which Michael Scott, the lead character, says, ‘Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation.’ In this one line, Michael unknowingly sums up our generation’s tendencies to ignore patience, gentleness, and self-control.”
News had just broken that another black man had been killed in an incident with the police. Every news station was quick to line up pundits to argue about who was at fault. Social media was polarized, both sides rife with anger and frustration. I was scrolling through Instagram, struck by the many images declaring that “love wins.” Usually I quickly like these posts, trying to convince myself the world isn’t as scary or dark as it seems.