SUMMARY: 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.
KEY QUOTE: “It is all a gift, my work ethic, anything, even my mind or making good decisions or my amazing wife or my great family – they are gifts. As Christians we ought to be the first to acknowledge the privileges we have in our life. We ought to be quick to acknowledge them. We ought to see everything good that we experience…as a gift. We don’t earn it, we don’t deserve it, we don’t have a right to any of it, it is a gift…from our God. We don’t have to defend ourselves when someone points out an advantage that we have because we don’t have to rely on our own accomplishments for our justification.”
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