Summer reading plan for the Gospel and Race project focused on history and secular perspectives.
In this book, Shai aims to show us shows how the gospel applies to the pursuit of ethnic unity. When it comes to ethnicity, Shai suggests that Christians today have to fight against two tendencies: idolatry and apathy. Idolatry makes ethnicity ultimate, while apathy tends to ignore it altogether. But there is a third way, the way of the Bible. Shai wants to help us chart a new way forward in addressing the critical question of what it means for people of all ethnicities to be the one people of God. In this review, I will briefly outline his main points along with some application for us as a church.Keep Reading
In this book, Williams draws from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists to make the case that we must be discerning if we are to “truly execute justice” as Scripture commands since not everything called “social justice” today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. In this review, I will briefly outline his main points and chapter summaries and then conclude with some takeaways for us as a church.Keep Reading
A summary and analysis of the book, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark VroegopKeep Reading
This month’s book in the Gospel & Race project is, From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race, which is written by Daniel Hays and edited by D. A. Carson in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series. This book traces the theme of race/ethnicity that runs throughout Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, constantly pointing to the global and multiethnic dimensions inherent in the overarching redemptive plan of God.Keep Reading
A summary and analysis of the book Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas SowellKeep Reading
A summary and analysis of the book Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. This is a book focused on the historical role of the American church in compromising its gospel witness by failing to speak out against racism and even promoting racism in many cases. Before we can consider the victories of racial equality that Christians have promoted, we must take time to recognize what went wrong with the church in America concerning race.Keep Reading
The solutions proposed by advocates of personal responsibility vs. systemic intervention has been the source of an explosive debate on race. What is this debate about? Is any ultimate hope in these solutions?Keep Reading