Phil Sinitiere offers Part 2 of his thoughts on Accosting White Privilege, Interrogating Racism, and Practicing Pentecost. What I appreciate about Phil’s thoughts is the way he is bringing this discussion with the biblical narrative and Christian grammar. So much of the language used to discuss these issues don’t have enough punch. I think speaking of racial divisions in the church as being complicit with the same Powers that crucified the Son of God to be a bit more powerful than the standard language of ‘rights’, ‘equality’, and so forth. I am not casting these concepts aside but Christians need to begin to deal with these issues in a more nuanced way that is connected to God’s story of redemption and kingdom.
Scot McKnight continues to plug away on this issue. Scot has put out some deep thoughts and suggestions in the direction this kind of discourse needs to go in the church.