By: Brad Rogers
To say that the issues revolving around race is a hot button topic here in the US runs the risk of describing the situation too mildly. Unfortunately, our inability to talk about racial concerns perpetuates and, at times, exasperates the problem in our culture. Misunderstandings are all too easy to come by and many of us respond by saying nothing as that can seem like the safest course. Sadly, for those of us who seek to take the Bible seriously, racial strife is not just a problem “out there” in culture, it exists in our churches as well. How do we pursue racial reconciliation in the church when we don’t all agree on the extent of our racial divides or the best ways to address them? In this article, Kevin DeYoung seeks to isolate the real agreements and disagreements many Christians have regarding race with the hopes of helping to stimulate more constructive dialogue that leads to better possible solutions. I commend this to you not because I think we will all agree on everything here, but because I think Kevin brings forward many of the issues we need to be thinking about in the body of Christ with respect to race.