SUMMARY: This article is a call to the church to lead and not get caught up in the “slay(ing) of the monster (CRT) created in their own imaginations” but get back to the “plain teachings of Scripture” where we listen and empathize with those in pain.
KEY QUOTE: “There are very few things more harmful for Christian cooperation than the weaponization of the gospel against Black and Brown cries for justice. Only in the context of racial injustice are we told to articulate the plan of salvation exclusively.”
DID YOU KNOW? We have a learning capsule about critical race theory to help learn and think Christianly about CRT.
More curated articles on critical race theory:
In easy to understand, straightforward language, Relevant Magazine’s Tyler Huckabee details the incarnation of the war against critical race theory, the varying definitions and key tenets of CRT, and how Christians should respond.Read more
Although the anti-critical race theory rhetoric didn’t really begin in earnest until 2020 (hint: an election year), the groundwork was being laid back in 2018 by evangelicals on blogs, speeches, and sermons. Reporter Andre E. Johnson traces the roots and motivation of white evangelicalism becoming obsessed with opposing CRT.Read more
In clear and concise prose, the editors of Faithfully Magazine list the core concepts and roots of critical race theory in addition to the inception and current iteration of the backlash against critical race theory. With plenty of opportunity to dig deeper, this article is an excellent starting point to learn about CRT.Read more