This was the question posed at Cost Coffee, Snow Hill in the centre of Birmingham by the West Midlands Christian Police Network on Tuesday 25th September 2012. Three members of the network Detective Chief Inspector Matt Markham, Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Edwards and Sergeant Gordon Blake shared a little of their life journeys and talked about how they balanced their Christian faith with their roles within West Midlands Police.
The resounding response was yes, all three officers were in agreement that their job gives them a great opportunity to demonstrate the attributes of Jesus Christ; love, compassion, justice, standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves and seeking to make people’s lives better.
The evening was broken up by live music performed by a local group of musicians and singers who gave excellent performances of such tracks as Emile Sande’s ‘Read all About It’ and Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ plus a number of other numbers old and new.
The event was well received by all who attended a mixture of serving officers and staff, friends of officers and members of local church communities. The network will be looking to continue with similar events around the force area.
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