“Answering the Call: How the Church Can Respond to the Call to Defund the Police” by Deirdre Jonese Austin

Photo by Alex Holyoake / Unsplash Growing up in the Black Church, I have been raised in a context in which call-and-response is invoked often. In call-and-response, a singer sings or a preacher issues a call, and others respond with an answer. One may greet another with “God is good all the time,” and the