We all knew it was coming, but it has happened. Fred Luter has been elected unanimously and enthusiastically elected president of the SBC, our first African-American president.
It was exciting to be part of this great celebration.
But before we break our arms patting ourselves on the back, the job isn’t done. If we view this as the finish line, we will have erred. This is a step in the process. A good step. A big step. But just a step.
I had a thought this week. The next major step in racial reconciliation will be when black men are regularly considered as candidates for and pastors of predominantly white church.