Rev. Reggie Smith is is the director of race relations and social justice for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He’s pastored two urban churches in Paterson, New Jersey, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the Missional Living columnist for The Banner.
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Several African American pastors and leaders in West Michigan churches began meeting regularly a couple of years ago for study and encouragement with the help of a Lilly-funded Peer Learning Group. A recurring theme in their discussions has been how to function as African Americans in ministry in a way that integrates their Reformed theology; they have been especially eager to find creative ways to reach urban African American youth. One of the books they read together, On Being Black and Reformed, is reviewed on page 34.