Top 3 Books, Movies, and Podcasts about Race for White Christians like Me

There are PLENTY of resource recommendations out there for those interested in learning more about racism and anti-racism (just Google “best X (books, movies, podcasts, etc.) on racism,” “antiracist reading list,” etc.). However, I’m worried that, especially for people who are not used to working their way through lengthy reading lists, getting so many recommendations… Continue reading Top 3 Books, Movies, and Podcasts about Race for White Christians like Me

“But, What About the Riots and Lawlessness?”

I commend the entire interview series that Ed Stetzer recently did with Esau McCaulley. Among many highlights, I appreciate McCaulley’s following answer to the question of negotiating the differences between protests and riots. Again, read the whole interview and series, but here’s a key section related to concern about rioting and lawlessness: [Ed Stetzer] We… Continue reading “But, What About the Riots and Lawlessness?”

Why is the word “systemic” a flashpoint for certain Christians?

Certainly, the Bible has much to say about individual sin and redemption. But (1) focusing on “systemic” issues doesn’t need to negate a focus on “individual” issues. In fact, a focus on “systemic racism” actually exerts a lot of pressure to evaluate people individually, and not on the basis of their race—as long as we… Continue reading Why is the word “systemic” a flashpoint for certain Christians?

Don’t Stir the Pot?

I’m pondering the “don’t stir the pot” reaction that reliably happens every time we publish something on women’s ordination—most especially anything in favor of women’s ordination—over at Anglican Compass, where I’m the Managing Editor. (Note: This post is not a subtweet of anyone in particular. It’s just me thinking out loud about a phenomenon that… Continue reading Don’t Stir the Pot?