SUMMARY: Oak Cliff Bible (Dallas, TX) pastor Tony Evans looks at three aspects of critical race theory (CRT): the original definition, the crisis and confusion over it today, and how Christians should respond.
Evans is a master at taking the complicated, layered, and fluid history of CRT and breaking it down into easily understandable terms. This is the best resource on CRT from a Christian perspective thus far.
KEY QUOTE: “If you are spending more time discussing CRT than you are KRT (Kingdom Race Theory – Eph. 2), then you have been tricked by the world. You should know about it. You should understand it…but now in Christ there are new rules. And if we abide by the new rules in Christ, then we will create something new. So while they are fighting out there, we have peace in here because we are operating on one new man.”
BONUS: If you prefer to read Evans’ sermon, Faithfully Magazine has transcribed most of it.
DID YOU KNOW? We have a learning capsule about critical race theory to help learn and think Christianly about CRT.
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