SUMMARY: In a nuanced, informative, and kind sermon, pastor Jon Tyson defines privilege as “when you do nothing and you get something.” Tyson then proceeds to give the history of the modern understanding of privilege saying that most people land on the rights side or the responsibility side on the privilege spectrum. Using Philippians 2:1-11 as his basis he says that Christians need a distinct approach to privilege – a redirection that elevates and benefits those who need help in our society.
KEY QUOTE: “While the world is debating left and right, whether or not privilege is about rights or whether it is about personal responsibility in the midst of the cultural discussion Christians need to just leave the table and take on the garment of servants and wash the feet of the world. To be in the world in ways that get into these intersections of opposition, through small acts to hold up some signs so some people can get through. This is our call.”
Curated sermons on white privilege:
Does white privilege exist? If it does exist, why is the idea repulsive to so many people? What are we supposed to do about it? Pastor Tim Cain of Kaleo Church (Lakeside, CA) answers those questions and more in a convicting sermon full of wisdom. Cain believes that we must first acknowledge that advantages exist, realize that everything we have is a gift from God, and then steward our privilege for the oppressed.Read more