As the country is once again facing a reckoning on racial justice, perhaps the biggest obstacle to White Christians’ full participation in the movement for racial equality is an unshakable commitment to our own innocence.
In a guest column at Good Faith Media, Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor argues that white Baptist churches and institutions should study their past ties to slavery so they can appropriately respond today.
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Dwight McKissic shares an open letter to SBTS President Al Mohler and SBTS trustees requesting they remove honors on campus to the school's founders, including by renaming SBTS's undergraduate college and several buildings.
As some Black Southern Baptists urge Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, to remove from campus buildings the names of its founders who were enslavers, a Black student there is criticizing SBTS for featuring images of its founders on merchandise like mugs.
Dwight McKissic responds to Al Mohler’s refusal to remove the names of enslavers from buildings on the campus of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. McKissic argues this isn’t just a cultural war but also spiritual warfare.
Baylor University in Waco, Texas, acknowledged its historical ties to slavery and the Confederacy Friday (June 26) and announced a process to study the institution’s past to inform efforts toward racial justice.
Southern Baptist pastor Alan Cross reflects on controversial comments on slavery by Louie Giglio and says that perhaps it’s time for white American evangelicals to rethink what privilege and blessing mean to us.