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(RNS) "What Rainer and LifeWay have done by acknowledging the error publicly, even nine years later, is to demonstrate that it is never too late to do the right thing and to pursue reconciliation," said author and speaker Helen Lee.

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  1. AnonymousJLee, thanks for your post. To clarify: I did give Sarah Pulliam Bailey a heads-up about the news as soon as I saw it on my Twitter feed, although I’m sure she would have noticed the flurry of tweets about the apology regardless. She was able to obtain a transcript of the apology from Lifeway before the audio or video was made publicly available, so that I could read it and comment accordingly. (Although you are right, I was not at Mosaix personally). I am friends with Soong-Chan as well and was able to get him and Sarah connected. It all did happen very fast but this is the nature of the journalism and social media today!

  1. […] LifeWay’s recent apology issued at the Mosaix 2013 conference is a sign of hope that the Evangelical church I love is moving forward toward greater multi-ethnic inclusivity. Having spoken at the conference, I was present to hear the recorded LifeWay apology for the decade-old offense for caricaturing Asian people and culture in its Rickshaw Rally VBS curriculum. Fellow Mosaix 2013 conference presenter and dear friend Soong-Chan Rah had this to say about the apology: […]

  2. […] LifeWay’s recent apology issued at the Mosaix 2013 conference is a sign of hope that the Evangelical church I love is moving forward toward greater multi-ethnic inclusivity. Having spoken at the conference, I was present to hear the recorded LifeWay apology for the decade-old offense for caricaturing Asian people and culture in its Rickshaw Rally VBS curriculum. Fellow Mosaix 2013 conference presenter and dear friend Soong-Chan Rah had this to say about the apology: […]

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