April 27, 2007

A Strange Town

Ryan Hartsock pointed out this article on ESPN.com.

I haven't lived in Cincinnati, but some of what the article says is also true of Dayton. We are an industrial, blue collar town that embraces both the virtuous and the vile. We have a large influence from the south.

Most infuriating is the segregation and racism that still goes on here. The river is the dividing line.

But this is a town that needs to hear the truth of the Gospel. It needs to hear that the Gospel is not just saying a prayer and "getting in." The Gospel is about loving God and loving our neighbor (no matter their color or background).


  1. This is written as if nobody was doing this. Understand that there are planters and pastors on the ground here in Cincinnati and the suburbs and doing a good job, taking ground every day, seeing lives changed, home changed, and above all souls saved. No doubt, this is a vicious battle ground, and I agree that MANY need to hear the truth of the Gospel, that's why we do what we do.

  2. Ray,

    I am sorry if you thought I wrote this as though no one were doing anything. (By the way, I am not talking about Cincinnati, I am in Dayton. I said that rather clearly at the beginning. I recognize similarities between Cincinnati and Dayton.)

    There is always room for improvement.