Culture/Ethnicity

Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slaveholder be Trusted by the Descendants of Slaves

In this talk, Thabiti Anyabwile answers the difficult question — should African-Americans in particular claim, regard highly, and trust the theology of a slave-holder? This question carries the freight of … Continue reading

The Actual Accomplishment of Racial Reconciliation

Introduction In my previous blogs on racial reconciliation, I discussed the need for racial reconciliation and the provision for racial reconciliation. In post 1, I proposed that racism fundamentally exists … Continue reading

The Death of Jesus Christ as God’s Provision for Racial Reconciliation

Introduction In my first post on racial reconciliation, I proposed a gospel-centered vision for racial reconciliation. I suggested that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the solution to the problem … Continue reading

The Need for Gospel-Centered Racial Reconciliation

Introduction President Obama’s historic election to the White House in November 2008 spoke volumes about how far the United States has come on the race issue since the dawn of … Continue reading

Jubilee Urban Leadership Initiative

The Jubilee Urban Leadership Initiative is an urban leadership development program/internship, which seeks to provide sound theological training, character development, and assessment of calling and gifting for urban, multi-ethnic leaders in the context of … Continue reading

“Black Millennials” and the Black Church

Most people credit historians and social scientists William Straus and Neil Howe with coining the term “millennials,” a synonym for “Generation Y,” which is usually defined as that generation of … Continue reading

“Twelve Years A Slave” Book Review

I am currently reading Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. The book, which is set to release as a feature film next month, is powerful. It’s an autobiographical account of how Solomon Northup, … Continue reading

Beyond the Color Barrier: The Gospel, Race and the Future of Christianity in America

In this 50 minute lecture, Anthony Bradley presents a biblical theology of ethnicity (what is race/ethnicity according to God?). Soong-Chan Rah explores the impact that our shifting ethnic demographics will … Continue reading

Ethnicity and the Mission of God

Hear Thabiti Anyabwile discuss how ethnicity and the mission of God intersect.

Tony Carter, “On Being Black and Reformed”

In his book, On Being Black and Reformed, Tony Carter wanted to show that being Reformed is not antithetical to the African-American Christian experience and to demonstrate that Reformed theology is … Continue reading

Being Black and Reformed

Thabiti Anyabwile talks about why it is healthy to push back on the notion that theology, and particularly Reformed theology, is ethnically and culturally bounded.