Where Do We Go from Here?: A Theological-Historical Discussion on Christian Slavery with Ayrian Yasar and Katharine Gerbner

Saturday, 01 Sep 2018

How does the church acknowledge and own its past—both good and bad—without falling into either unconstructive guilt or superficial virtue signaling?
It’s not exactly a revelation to say that racial tension is part of American existence. The fact that the recent deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Charleena Lyles, and others have elicited such polarizing responses and reactions is evidence of this. The tension isn’t new—the social and legal boundaries separating black and white Americans were drawn clearly from the moment the first African stepped onto the shores of Virginia in 1619—but that it has continued for so long is, in a sense, perplexing. After all, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments ...

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