Category: Race

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A Truth Above All Contexts: Daniel Kirk, Whiteness, and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

I’m pleased to publish what is a predictably comprehensive critique by Alastair Roberts of some recent work written by Daniel Kirk, who has become one of the main intellectual leaders of the post-evangelical left. The Revisionism of the Theological Interpretation...

/ October 18, 2016
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Are Religious Liberty Restrictions God’s Judgment on Racism?

“I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places, yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD. – Amos 4:6 I did a number of medical school rotations in...

/ August 15, 2016
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On Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

I’m breaking a personal rule I try to follow with stories like this one: Don’t say anything publicly for a week. But the point I want to make is relatively simple so hopefully the lack of time to think won’t...

/ July 7, 2016
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Should Evangelicals Hijack Black Lives Matter?

I’m pleased to run this guest post today from my friend Steven Wedgeworth. You can learn more about him in his bio below or follow him on twitter @wedgetweets. The recent discussion over InterVarsity’s Urbana conference and the Black Lives...

/ January 11, 2016
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On InterVarsity and Black Lives Matter

Over the holiday break a small storm in the evangelical blogosphere broke out over Intervarsity’s recent endorsement of Black Lives Matter at their annual Urbana event. Most notably, many commented on the speech given by Michelle Higgins, director of Faith...

/ January 6, 2016
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The Strength of the Hills Is Not Ours–Our Modern Identity Crisis

Tolkien once remarked to me that the feeling about home must have been quite different in the days when the family had fed on the produce of the same few miles of country for six generations, and that perhaps this...

/ October 14, 2015
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The Privilege of Atheism, The Politics of Urgency, and The Limits of Policy

What matters more: changing hearts or changing laws? When Hillary Clinton was recently confronted by Black Lives Matter activists about racial injustice in America, she had some frank words: “I don’t believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws.”...

/ October 2, 2015
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Race and the Benedict Option

In one of its clumsier formulations, the Benedict Option might be understood as the response of orthodox Christians to the United States taking a decisive turn to, for the first time in its history, oppose orthodox Christians for their faith....

/ September 9, 2015