We post several short articles per month, tackling complicated issues and giving space for Christians to share their experiences about race in an edifying way. Longer essays are a scholarly contribution to UWP. They examine racism in the church in light of historical and theological contexts. Both Short-Form and Long-Form essays are written by people burdened with racial reconciliation in the church.
Alicia Akins reflects on her experience serving communion to a man who seemed unconcerned about those experiencing racism.
Ryan King, pastor of a multiethnic church in London, responds to Dr. Derwin Gray’s book “Building a Multiethnic Church”
Dr. Will Kynes explores the history and content of the hymns sung by enslaved African Americans and shows how their theology can teach readers of the Bible who have not experienced suffering and oppression in the same way.
Dr. George Yancey introduces mutual accountability, his model for racial unity. He explains what it is and is not, then explores how it works among God’s people.
Austin Suter makes the case that the default posture of Christians toward each other should be charity rather than suspicion.
Austin Suter writes on the unique witness of unity in diversity, showing that we can acknowledge categories like ethnicity without making them ultimate.
John Talley III reminds us of the vital role prayer should play in all areas of life.
Rico Melendez examines Scripture’s commands to imitate Christ’s example and considers those passages in light of engaging racism.
Austin Suter reminds us that it is not enough to just oppose error. We have to have a positive vision for engaging sins like racism.
Isaac Adams reminds us that we wont be discouraged or distracted by arguments in heaven. He encourages Christians to remember the hope of heaven.