Monday, April 16, 2007

Tips for Talking About Race

Thabiti Anyabwile writes,

“In the face of injustice, find legitimate ways to point out that an alien righteousness is needed to solve these problems. Instead of allowing yourself to feel the burden of a false guilt, talk about the real guilt of sin that separates sinful man from God and places Him squarely before the wrath of a Holy God. Point out that the true guilt of racism, etc. comes not from having mistreated men but having defaced the glory of God by mistreating men made in His image. Affirm the ethnic identities of other—not as ultimate goods—but as penultimate goods that are used by God's design to heighten His glory and praise (ultimate good) in the redemption of men.”

I think that Brother Thabiti offers some excellent tips for talking about race. Read the entire article here.

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