David Swanson reminds us to live in the story of “us,” not “me”


Jeff Jeremiah

by Jeff Jeremiah
EPC Stated Clerk

One of the memorable moments at the 2016 General Assembly was First Presbyterian Church of Orlando (Fla.) lead pastor David Swanson’s report on the June 11 murder of Christina Grimmie and the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The congregation, members, and staff of the church were engaging in gospel-driven compassion and grace to the shocked and grieving in the community.

Swanson wrote a column reviewing those events and offering hope for the future in a wonderful way, which appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on December 30. I encourage you to read it and be inspired as you faithfully pursue gospel ministry in 2017.

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