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Is White Fragility a Helpful Resource for Christians? – Tim Challies

For the past couple of weeks I have been laboring to write the third and final part of my review of Robin DiAngelos White Fragility. The first two parts took an unusually long time to prepare, but in the end I was pleased with the results. In the first article my goal was to summarize... Read more

Billy Graham Statue to Replace That of White Supremacist in US Capitol

Billy Graham Statue to Replace That of White Supremacist in US Capitol (RNS) A life-sized statue of the Rev. Billy Graham will be installed in the U.S. Capitols Statuary Hall collection sometime next year, replacing a statue of a white supremacist that both the state of North Carolina and the U.S. House want... Read more

Todd White publicly repents for not preaching ‘the whole Gospel’

Todd White is shown preaching on 25 July 25 2020.YouTube/Todd WhiteTodd White has publicly repented for his failure to preach the whole Gospel, and called on the American Church not to avoid the issues of sin and repentance. The Lifestyle Christianity leader delivered a heartfelt message at the weekend, explaining that he felt God revealed... Read more

Eric Metaxas Under Fire after Saying ‘Jesus Was White’

Eric Metaxas Under Fire after Saying 'Jesus Was White' Christian author and radio host Eric Metaxas is facing criticism after saying that Jesus was white in a tweet.According to the Christian Post, Metaxas, who hosts The Eric Metaxas Show, was responding to an announcement that the United Methodist Church would be working with... Read more

‘I Repent!’: Todd White Confesses to Not Preaching the ‘Whole Gospel’

'I Repent!': Todd White Confesses to Not Preaching the 'Whole Gospel' Drug addict turned evangelist Todd White openly confessed that he has been undergoing a spiritual transformation and has shifted how he teaches the Bible.White, who is the founder and president of Lifestyle Christianity, preached a sermon on Sunday noting that God had... Read more

Uh, Eric Metaxas Said That Jesus Was White? | RELEVANT Magazine

Eric Metaxas is a Christian radio show host who achieved some level of goodwill for his work onVeggieTalesand a popular (if historically dubious) biography about the life of Deitrich Bonhoeffer. But these days he’s better known for being an online provocateur who spreads contrarian and sometimes downright dangerous takes on race, religion and patriotism.... Read more

Not White FragilityMutual Responsibility

Watching a country tear itself apart is quite the spectacle. It’s the cycle I’ve come to expect, though, as we continue enduring racial violence. But is it a cycle we can break? Not if we keep doing what we’ve done before. What follows is my attempt to move away from that cycle and to encourage... Read more

White Fragility and the Bibles Big Story – Tim Challies

Robin DiAngelos White Fragility is one of the bestselling books of 2020 and one of the resources most commonly recommended to those who are concerned with issues of race, racism, and racial reconciliation. In a previous article I attempted to summarize the book as a kind of narrative that explains what the world should be... Read more

White Fragility and Getting White People To Talk About Racism – Tim Challies

It seems like the whole world is talking about race and racism and racial reconciliation. Here in 2020 the conversation has come to the fore with renewed force and renewed urgency. Perhaps no author has played a more central role in this cultural conversation than Robin DiAngelo and perhaps no book has been more widely... Read more

Huge majority of white evangelicals still planning to vote for Trump

(Photo: Reuters)A survey has indicated that 82% of white American evangelical Protestant Christians would vote for President Donald Trump or lean towards voting for him in the 2020 election despite concerns over his job approval ratings. The Pew survey was conducted among registered voters, and is an increase from the 77% of white evangelical Protestant... Read more

The long history of how Jesus came to resemble a white European

As protesters called for the removal of Confederate statues in the U.S., activist Shaun King went further, suggesting that murals and artwork depicting "white Jesus" should "come down." His concerns about the depiction of Christ and how it is used to uphold notions of white supremacy are not isolated. Prominent scholars and the Archbishop of Canterbury have called to reconsider Jesus'... Read more

Kanye Says God Told Him to Run for President – Here’s How That’s Shaping His White House Bid | RELEVANT Magazine

Kanye West is finally, probably following through on his long-teased desire to run for the President of the United States, as he announced on July 4. Obviously, it takes a little more than a tweet toactuallyrun for President but, well, we’re in sort of an interesting situation in the U.S. right now and West’s... Read more

Alyssa Milano, Group of Pastors Argue White Evangelicals Contribute to Systemic Racism

Alyssa Milano, Group of Pastors Argue White Evangelicals Contribute to Systemic Racism Actress Alyssa Milano and several other guests, via virtual conference, recently joined Bishop Talbert Swans program The Bishop's Barbecue to talk, in part, about White Evangelicals contribution to systemic racism.A portion of the episode The Systemization of Racism as a Tool to... Read more

White Church Leaders’ Praise + Protest Pledge

As white church leaders, ministry leaders, worship leaders, songwriters, artists, producers, company owners, heads of organizations, we come together to express our commitment towards fighting racial injustice in our own spheres of influence and America at large. Through this signed statement, we pledge to begin the work required to build environments that are racially just... Read more

White Privilege Is Seeing ‘White’ as the Default | RELEVANT Magazine

Two days ago, I sat at the dinner table, watching World of Dance on my phone when a call came in. It was a friend, one of those people you meet at work and you instantly connect. My friend and I had bonded over her incredibly cute kids and our mutual love for Jesus.... Read more

President Trump Holds 72 Percent Approval Rating among White Evangelicals, Pew Finds

President Trump Holds 72 Percent Approval Rating among White Evangelicals, Pew Finds A Pew Research Center survey says that among white evangelicals, President Donald Trump holds a 72 percent approval rating.The rating is a drop of six percent since April, but the survey also found that 82 percent of white evangelicals say they... Read more

White Christians, Being ‘Woke’ Isn’t the Point | RELEVANT Magazine

White Christians need to confront the motivations that fuel the desire to be “woke.” I dont think that most of us who are white see how big of a problem this assumption of being woke is, which is why we dont spend the necessary time engaging in introspection and self-reflection. Why do we want... Read more

Support for Trump slips among white evangelicals

(Photo: CNN)Support for Donald Trump has slipped in one of his core supporter groups - white evangelicals - although most still say they would vote for him.  A new study by the Pew Research Center found a 6 percentage point drop in approval from white evangelical Protestants between April and June, from 78% to 72%.... Read more

White Christians and Racial Justice: Prioritizing Christian Ethics Over Political and Media Alliances | RELEVANT Magazine

Our alliances matter. In recent history, there might not be a more critical moment for considering our alliances. Wisdom is not needed to make sense out of a clear right or wrong but rather it is most precious when discerning thorny and layered matters. The inclination to seek out sources that are echoing our... Read more

Church must remember Jesus was ‘not white’, says Welby

(Photo: Unplash/Robert Nyman)It's important to remember that Jesus was "not white", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.  Archbishop Justin Welby shared some of his favourite pictures of Jesus on Twitter over the weekend, including depictions of a black Jesus, as he invited his followers to share some of their own.  In the caption to the... Read more

‘America Has a Sin Problem,’ Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester

'America Has a Sin Problem,' Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester A White Black Lives Matter protester argued with both black and white police officers in Washington, D.C. this week.A Black police officer told a white Black Lives Matter protester that America has a sin problem after the activist said at least... Read more

Former Governor Mike Huckabee Responds to Activist’s Claim that Statues of White Jesus Are a ‘Form of White Supremacy’

Former Governor Mike Huckabee Responds to Activist's Claim that Statues of White Jesus Are a 'Form of White Supremacy' Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee if responded to Black Lives Matter activist Shaun Kings called to remove all depictions of Jesus as a White man.As Christian Headlines reported earlier this week, King asserted that... Read more

Don’t Get Sidetracked by the White Jesus Statue Debate | RELEVANT Magazine

On Tuesday, social media got into one of its little tussles regarding a hot topic that was both at the center of a few different ongoing American debates and yet, somehow, not really connected at all. It involved statues of Jesus which were, according to at least some pundits, in danger of being pulled... Read more

Activist Wants Statues of White Jesus Torn Down, Calls Them a ‘Gross Form of White Supremacy’

Activist Wants Statues of White Jesus Torn Down, Calls Them a 'Gross Form of White Supremacy' Social justice activist and pastor Shaun King expressed his disdain on social media over Eurocentric statues of Jesus Christ calling them a gross form of White supremacy and asserted that they should be removed.Yes, I think the... Read more

Study: Young White Evangelicals Are Way Less Likely to Wear a Mask | RELEVANT Magazine

Over at Christianity Today, Ryan Burge has put together an interesting look at how Christians are reacting to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, as the pandemic continues to roil through the United States and picks up steam in many parts of the country. Generally speaking, white evangelicals are getting less concerned about the pandemic at... Read more

Fox News Poll: Trump Is Underperforming With White Evangelicals | RELEVANT Magazine

President Donald Trump’s re-election hopes have largely hinged on the white evangelicals who helped boost him to victory in 2016, when he secured 81 percent of white evangelical votes. But their relationship, strained even in the best of times, has been put to an extra test by a flagging economy, the confused pandemic response... Read more

Chick-fil-A CEO calls on white Christians to repent & stand up for black Americans

Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, speaks out about racism at Passion City Church in Atlanta on 14 June 2020.YouTube/Passion City ChurchChick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, has called on white Christians to repent and fight for black Americans following a number of high profile black deaths at the hands of white police officers.Conservative Christian, Cathy, said Christians could... Read more

78 Percent of Black Christians but 38 Percent of White Christians Say ‘U.S. Has a Race Problem,’ Barna Finds

78 Percent of Black Christians but 38 Percent of White Christians Say 'U.S. Has a Race Problem,' Barna Finds Twice as many black Christians as white Christians believe the United States has a race problem, according to a Barna survey that also shows a big difference in opinion about whether the U.S. has... Read more

White Christians Must Repent, Fight against Racism, Says Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy

White Christians Must Repent, Fight against Racism, Says Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is calling for white Christians to repent of their racism against their black brothers and sisters while fighting for their rights.The Christian Post reported that Cathy, alongside Megachurch Pastor Louie Giglio and rapper Lecrae discussed the issue... Read more