Could you forgive the shooter who murdered your spouse? Our guest---and three others---did so, privately and publicly, after the Charleston church massacre. Recounting the memory of his wife's death, hear this pastor reveal why he chose that path; what forgiveness should look like; and how true biblical love and mercy differ from our cultural patterns. Be inspired by his remarkable actions!
Our country is divided and desperate for unity. But there is hope! Two elected representatives from South Carolina, one still serving and one now retired, show how they have developed a deep friendship despite their different races, life experiences, and pathways. With honesty and vulnerability, they urge us all to evaluate our own stories, clean the slate, and reach out to others.
The Reverend Anthony Batiste Thompson is the pastor of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church of Charleston. The Reverend Thompson was married to the late Myra Thompson.
Trey Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor who experienced the criminal justice system firsthand for nearly two decades. In 2010, he was elected to Congress, and was chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and chaired the Select Committee on Benghazi. Gowdy served from 2011 to 2019. In January of 2018 annouced his plans to leave politics and return to private law practice. Gowdy is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Unified.
Senator Tim Scott is the Republican junior senator from South Carolina. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012. Senator Tim Scott has made it his mission to positively affect the lives of a billion people through a message of hope and opportunity. He is the first African American elected to both the US House and US Senate since Reconstruction, and he has given a series of powerful speeches on racial reconciliation in the United States.