When facing challenging issues, evangelicals like to start with the Bible. In this podcast, we revisit a conversation from 2016 between then NAE President Leith Anderson and now current NAE President Walter Kim. The topic is as timely now as it was then: Theology of Race.
In this podcast, you’ll hear Leith and Walter discuss::
- What — if anything — the Bible says about race;
- How the Tower of Babel and Pentecost relate to diversity;
- The racial situation among first century Christians; and
- How Christians today ought to respond to racism and racialization.
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Leith: Events of the last couple of years in Ferguson, Baltimore, South Carolina, and other places in our country have exposed long-standing injustices and misunderstandings between those in black and white communities and have brought the issue of race to the forefront of many discussions. As evangelicals we want to start with the Bible. What does the Bible have to say about race? That’s the focus of our conversation today, so thanks for joining us, Walter. First, let’s just get right to a basic question — making sure we’re on the same page. What are we talking about when we use the word “race”? What does that mean?
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- Watch “Message from NAE Leaders on Racial Justice and Equality.”
- Read an excerpt from our public policy guide on racial justice and reconciliation.
- Listen to other relevant NAE podcasts:
Nicole Martin | Equipping Churches in Trauma Healing
John Jenkins | Learning from the Black Church
Michael Carrion | How COVID-19 Is Impacting Communities of Color
Claude Alexander | What White Christians Need to Know About Black Churches
- Check out more NAE resources on racial justice: NAE.net/racialjustice.
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