Biola professor Joe Hellerman sees three problems when an all lives matter slogan or variation on that theme is used to counter a black lives matter statement. One problem is that social context means something.
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Living in intimate relationships with people of color or at the very least speaking with people of different opinions is a must for Christians to work through racial issues says Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, the Assistant Director of the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership (CDEL) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Sistrunk Robinson also explains three things to help white evangelicals know where some black people are coming from when they say black lives matter.
Pastor David Williams attempts to breakdown the difference between BLM’s hashtag, movement, and network while trying to get at the truth. Although this is centered around InterVarsity’s position in 2016, much of the article is relevant today. Lots of excellent links included in the article to dig deeper as well.
Using the story of boxer Mohammed Ali leaving his Christian faith because the church he attended would not stand up for him in the face of discrimination actor Gauis Charles wonders if the Christian church is in a similar moment. The church in the past has been complicit with slavery and many churches have not engaged in anti-racism teaching. Will the failure of the church to lead on issues of race result in people walking away?
From protests to Black Lives Matter to critiques of white fragility to critical race theory host Justin Brierley talks with theologian Dr. Drew Hart and Christian sociologist Dr. George Yancy about how the church can respond to each issue.
Pastor and podcaster Mike Erre deftly answers this question (“Prove to me that the Bible says I must value black lives, and hate ethnic supremacy.”) that he received on Twitter using Biblical proof. Delivered in the style of a sermon.
A heart felt opinion piece with nuance and honesty that focuses on repentance, justice and love.
Dr. Dharius Daniels talks with Dr. Eric Mason as they define what black lives matter and white privilege mean within the context of the gospel. The information is practical and helpful and calls on Christians to share a distinct voice that is a representative of Biblical justice.
A technical, dense read that covers many common points of contention Christians have with the Black Lives Matter movement. Instead of rejecting the Black Lives Matter movement Christians should take the opportunity to reflect and engage with nuance in the movement.