Shallowford’s engagement of and response to Walk Humbly: A Four-Week Journey Toward Racial Understanding blew me away. Creating that program required so many of the skills I have learned in school and ministry: extensive academic research, curriculum creation, small group facilitation, and pastoral care through differences in opinion and experience. I prayed that some Shallowford members would be willing to engage the hard topic of racism with me, but I had no idea that 150 would sign up, and over 100 participate in a noon or evening small group. The racial awakening in America is changing our country, and I also think it’s changing our church. Almost 100 Shallowford members and friends participated in our Lenten program Loving Kindness: A 5-Week Antiracism Training. The Holy Spirit is forming Shallowford for important work, and I’m humbled and privilege to be a part of it.