58 years before last summer’s national reckoning on race a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia reflecting on a summer of protests referred to it as a monumental “summer of discontent.” For many Christians in the pulpit and in the pews, summer 2020 is our summer of discontent and our moment to collectively commit to being Christian anti-racists. It is also a time to divest our energy from responding to the criticisms we receive from evangelicals who decry our engagement with racial justice as unbiblical.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the Letter From a Birmingham Jail in response to white…


After publishing an essay on Critical Race Theory (CRT), I debated Neil Shenvi, a Christian apologist prominent among Christians who are very concerned about CRT on the Unbelievable? podcast. The vigorous exchange prompted many to scrutinize my faith and positions on race, racism, and its remedies. But, one thing has become clear; the focus of this controversy in the church really reflects the dangers of Uncritical Race Theory.

One evidence that the current controversy isn’t really about CRT is that the definition and semantic range of the term CRT is flexible and contested, even among theorists.¹ Most Christians experience being…


Christians in America live in a time of great racial tension. Cries for justice flood the streets and dominate our national discourse. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others sparked hashtags that read BLACK LIVES MATTER in what some consider the largest protest movement in our nation’s history.[1] But are these cries the results of real, structural injustices or simply the result of an insidious ideology manufacturing rage to indoctrinate us to a new social order? Is the fight for racial justice a legitimate roadmap to peace, or is it a road to nowhere…


Jonathan Isaac’s Stand for Gospel of Individualism

In the NBA’s second night of re-opening following the COVID-19 shutdown, and unexpected counter-protest emerged. While the rest of his Orlando Magic teammates of all ethnicities wore NBA approved warm up shirts emblazoned with #BlackLivesMatter in solidarity with the movement that has shone light on racial injustices, Jonathan Isaac, a Black man, chose not to wear one. When the team knelt as a gesture of unity during the national anthem, Jonathan remained upright.

When reporter, Taylor Rooks asked why he chose not to kneel, Jonathan’s answer meandered through a convoluted path ranging from logical syllogisms to evoking his faith. Still…

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