The one who gives an answer before he listens—
this is foolishness and disgrace for him.
– Proverbs 18:13
There is no shortage of controversy around the topic of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Many line up for and against it, but often times the sides do not even agree on the terms of the disagreement. Besides that, the topic of CRT can seem daunting and impenetrable, as though there are a dozen books one has to read before he or she can speak intelligently. We have tried to make the topic easier to understand while also pointing out what about it we think is most and least helpful. This is by no means an exhaustive treatment, but we pray it will equip you to better understand the conversations happening in our church and world. Read, think, and pray with us.
How Should Christians Engage Critical Race Theory (CRT)?
As we begin looking at CRT, it is important to acknowledge how large and diverse a field of study it is. Engaging specific claims by specific people is better than painting with a broad brush.
Critical Theorists Help Us Understand History (Part 2 of Series)
Not everything about Critical Race Theory is helpful. But the historiography done by Critical Race Theorists is a helpful corrective to the specific shortcomings and sins of American Christians over the years.
Critical Theorists Draw Inaccurate Conclusions From The Facts (Part 3 of Series)
While we might benefit from some of the observations made by Critical Race Theorists, there are some specific ways we cannot go along with their proposed solutions while remaining faithful to Christ.
Conclusion: Six Ways to Engage Critical Race Theory (Part 4 of Series)
We conclude this series with a positive vision for engaging CRT beyond blanket affirmations or denials.
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
In this episode, Isaac and Austin talk about loving God with all our minds, specifically in regards to CRT. They explore the field of study and Christians’ various reactions to it, with a few encouragements for how to foster good conversations and unity among fellow Christians.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength”