Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!”

So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up an even larger, heroic statue of runaway slaves, beside every statue of a slaveholder or defender of slaveholders, in America?

Perhaps we should get even bolder and give every town a heroic statue of runaway slaves. Why? Because runaway slaves are some of the most courageous (and ignored) heroes in American (not just black) history!

I may even be related to a runaway slave named William Simms. Read his amazing story here.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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