By Big Brown Army | Listen | 1h 13mPublished in July of 2021 SUMMARY: Big Brown Army host DeCruz and critical race theory expert Bradly Mason have an in-depth conversation where DeCruz asks several honest, poignant questions about CRT. Mason has clearly done a lot of research on CRT and we appreciated his nuanced answers.…
By The Holy Post | Listen | 1h 20mPublished in December of 2020 SUMMARY: Although the podcast starts off a little goofy Phil Vischer along with Skye Jethani and Kaitlyn Schiess discuss the wholesale rejection of critical race theory by six southern Baptist presidents. The real meat though is in the interview ( where we…
In easy to understand, straight forward language Relevant'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.
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.
In clear terms Oak Cliff Bible (Dallas, TX) pastor Tony Evans looks at three aspects of critical race theory (CRT) - the original definition according the originators of the theory, the crisis and confusion over CRT today, and how as Christians we should respond to CRT. Evans is a master at breaking down complex subjects into easily understandable terms as he takes the complicated, layered, and fluid history of CRT and breaks it down into terms everyone can understand. This is the best resource on CRT from a Christian perspective thus far.
In clear and concise prose with plenty of opportunity to dig deeper the editors of Faithfully Magazine list the core concepts and roots of critical race theory in addition to the inception of and current iteration of the backlash against critical race theory. An excellent starting point to learning about CRT.
Co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Gary Peller says that the vehement backlash against critical race theory makes is readily apparent why critical race theory is needed. Using simple, real world examples Peller details how CRT can help analyze social practices (policing, education) and how they are affected by racism.
Christian apologist Neil Shenvi and pastor of The Bridge Church (Brooklyn, NY) Rasool Berry debate the many definitions of critical race theory - what it is, what it isn't, the nuances, and the sticking points. Shenvi and Berry role model what is it like to have a conversation with a fellow Christian, but disagree about aspects of a certain subject. Skip to 2:45 to get to the interview.
Critical race theory is being used by many people as a weapon and many people are not taking the time to dig into what CRT actually is. Is critical race theory a tool that Christians can use? Absolutely. Is it a tool that Christians will use to direct church doctrine? No. As Christians we must be nuanced and distinct in our response to CRT.
In a vulnerable and nuanced discussion about race, critical race theory, politics, the church, and culture host Preston Sprinkle and Dr. Ed Uszynski talk about finding the "transcendent middle" while getting to the root of the problem on how some Christians approach CRT with a lack of empathy and theological understanding of justice.