Reformed Theology and the Status Quo (pt. 1)


This is the first part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of slaves at the height of the institution and alone opposed segregation in the Southern Presbyterian Church. The lectures have the general title, “Bondage or Freedom? Questions in Early American Theology.” In this lecture, Thabiti considers Jonathan Edwards’ almost complete silence on the greatest social justice issue of his day: slavery.  For more conversations and talks, download and subscribe to The Front Porch Podcast on iTunes.

Make sure to see the second part of this lecture: “Reformed Theology and Social Change

Thabiti Anyabwile
Thabiti Anyabwile serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church (Washington DC). He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. Holler at him on Twitter: @ThabitiAnyabwil

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