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Weekend Reading: Flawed Responses to Racism, Praying for Country, Transgenderism & Syrian Refugees

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How can you pray for your country? What are some flawed approaches to racism? What does the Bible say about transgenderism? And how are Evangelicals serving refugees?

Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Dan Darling, Bruce Ashford, Kevin DeYoung and more in today’s Weekend Reading.


6 Ways You Can Pray for Your Country

In 2016, much ink has been spilled talking about our country. What’s often lost in our chatter is that we have a greater responsibility to pray for our country. Dan Darling writes,

We don’t always have the answers for the vexing problems that face our country. This should not drive us to despair, but to our knees in humble prayer and repentance. Read More>>

4 Flawed Secular Models for Dealing with Racism

Racism is still a problem. Recent events have made that truth abundantly clear. How, then, should we deal with racism? Bruce Ashford critiques four flawed responses to racism an article at his blog. He writes,

We have not made as much progress in overcoming racism as we might have thought. One reason is that many of us have not crafted a biblically informed and conceptually clear model for understanding race, racism, and racial unity.  Read More>>

What Does the Bible Say About Transgenderism?

In a post at The Gospel Coalition, Kevin DeYoung explores the Bible’s teachings about sexuality and applies it to the issue of transgenderism. He writes

When it comes to transgenderism, the Bible actually has a lot to say — not by a prooftext here or there but by a rich and pervasive understanding of gender and sexual identity. Read More>>

Evangelicals Ignore G.O.P. by Embracing Syrian Refugees

As many Americans debate the issue of Syrian refugees, these Southern Baptists are busy serving them. Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder of The New York Times report,

At a time when conservative politicians, many with ties to Christian religious groups, have aggressively sought to keep the Syrian newcomers out of their states, it is conservative people of faith who, in many cases, are serving as their indispensable support system. Read More>>

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