Organized causes are innumerable. It takes about five minutes on social media to realize that just about every person has their favorite "cause" or purpose for which they strive. For some, it's social justice; for others, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, etc., etc., etc. The world is fragmented, and rarely is it united under one common … Continue reading Where Is Our Hope?
Justice is a hotly debated topic these days. As Christians, we ought to define justice along biblical lines rather than espouse the culturally acceptable definitions. Justice is used in both the Old and New Testaments to refer to God's standard of righteousness applied to any given situation. Justice does not always refer to civil law as … Continue reading Straight From the Word: What is Biblical Justice?
In the last post, I discussed the culpability of white Reformed evangelicals. Is this group of people responsible for white privilege (as we have defined it)? We answered no, simply because white privilege, as I have demonstrated, consists only in the benefits of the rights all people should have—rights currently enjoyed by black Americans. There is simply … Continue reading Death by Generalization: Culpability Further Discussed
When talking about things like slavery or segregation, we can call the acts of these things sins. But it would be hasty to conclude that every effect streaming from those sins are inherently wrong. Conversely, this does not mean that if slavery produces a good effect, slavery therefore must be a good thing. Slavery remains … Continue reading Death by Generalization: Responsibility of “White” Christians
The Problem Stated I want to be very transparent about my objectives in this series of posts so as to avoid confusion. First, it is my experience that racial division is steadily increasing, especially since the shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent Ferguson, MO riot in 2014. Second, questions from friends and acquaintances have … Continue reading Death by Generalization: Introduction