Racial Issues

What Does the Bible Have to Teach Our Churches about Multi-Ethnic Unity?

"Given these difficulties, my church’s elders decided we wanted to spend time intentionally shepherding our people to think rightly about our identity as a gospel community as well as our responsibility to one another and the world in these divided times. One way we did that was by preaching a sermon series highlighting four texts on our covenant relationship as they applied to race, ethnicity, and God’s purposes in the gospel." -  9 Marks

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“Is ‘White Fragility’ a helpful resource for Christians? To that question I give a resounding no.”

"It is built upon the rotten foundation of identity politics. It is becoming increasingly clear that identity politics is establishing itself as nothing less than a competing religion, and one that is very good at dividing but very poor at uniting. That alone should be of significant concern to Christians who want to consider DiAngelo’s case, since she is explicit and unapologetic that her book is built upon that very foundation." - Challies 

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Gallup: 81% of black Americans do not want police presence reduced in their areas

"Close to two-thirds, 61 percent, of black Americans said they want the police presence in their area to remain the same, while 20 percent said they would like to see police spend more time in their neighborhood, according to a new Gallup poll. Another 19 percent said they would like to see the police presence in their area decrease." - National Review

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Loving Our Neighbors in a Fallen World

"What follows is not a review of The Third Option but rather a meditation on its central thesis, that our attitudes and behavior toward our fellow human beings must take full account of the fact that they were created in God’s image. This realization can help us respond in a Christlike way not only to issues of race but also to many of the other contentious and divisive issues that plague our society." - P&D

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White Fragility and the Bible’s Big Story

"In this follow-up article I want to turn to the Bible to suggest how it might help us understand issues of race and racism, for it also contains a narrative structure.... What I would like to do is compare and contrast the content of [DiAngelo’s White Fragility] story with the Bible’s." - Challies

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White Fragility and Getting White People to Talk About Racism

"I have had quite a number of people ask my opinion about this book [Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism] ... I am going to provide a kind of summary of its contents and then, in a second article, discuss whether it is a helpful resource for Christians. I primarily want to consider the 'story' DiAngelo is telling." - Challies

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The long history of how Jesus came to resemble a white European

"I study the evolving image of Jesus Christ from A.D. 1350 to 1600. Some of the best-known depictions of Christ, from Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” to Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” in the Sistine Chapel, were produced during this period. But the all-time most-reproduced image of Jesus comes.... is Warner Sallman’s light-eyed, light-haired 'Head of Christ' from 1940." - The Conversation

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