“Let me state this very clearly, as clearly as I can, critical race theory is an important discussion and I am all for, as I hope you would be, robust theological discussion about it. For something as important as what biblical justice looks like in the world today, we need careful, robust, Bibles open, on our knees discussion. But we should mourn when closet racists and neo confederates feel more at home in our churches than do many of our people of color.”
“And to be sure, for the vast majority of our churches, that is not true. And if that is not true of you and your church, then praise God. But I have received the emails and phone calls from people in our Southern Baptist Convention who do fit that description. Reality is that if we in the Southern Baptist Convention had shown as much sorrow for the painful legacy that racism and discrimination have left in our country as we have passion to decry critical race theory, we probably would not be in this mess…”
If you haven’t heard the recent address by Pastor J.D. Greear to the SBC I recommend checking it out.
Personally, I don’t know a lot about CRT and this post isn’t in support of or against it. What I am trying to say here, like I believe Pastor J.D. is, is that we should talk about it. We should talk about A LOT of things. That’s why I’m finding I like podcasts and YouTube so much because I feel like there’s so much earnest and prayerful conversations happening whereas news and cable and radio are seemingly pushing buttons, generating emotion and crafting ratings – not discussion.
I love that description though “..robust, Bibles open, on our knees discussion.” Who would be against that?
ALSO – I’ve drawn 3 separate quotes from this one speech! I was going to make a carousel but I feel like each quote stands on its own so I’ll post them separately. 🙌
God bless you friends!