What’s behind our biases? What books can you read to understand the racial divide? Why is adoption so important? How should we think aboutÂ North Carolina’s HB2? And what kinds of stories are our churches telling?
Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Walter Strickland, Ivan Mesa, Chelsea Patterson, Andrew Whitworth, Josh Wester and Andrew Whitworth in today’sÂ Weekend Reading.
Over at the new Kingdom Diversity blog, Walter StricklandÂ highlights three “tutors” that stoke our subconscious biases. He writes,
Admitting to biases is not sinful, but ignoring them is, and the consequences could be deadly.Â Read More>>
Why is the racial divide so pervasive? In this post, Ivan MesaÂ helps us answer the question by asking which booksÂ Jemar Tisby, Matthew Hall, Isaac Adams, Bethany Jenkins, Nathan Finn, Thomas Kidd and Otis Pickett would recommend.
In order to gain perspective on an often perplexing set of issues, I recently reached out to severalÂ TGC friends and asked for book recommendations — for essential books that illumine the cultural moment weâre in, explain how we got here, and encourage us forward. Read More>>
Chelsea Patterson emphasizes how important adoption is to the pro-life cause. She writes,
Adoption is the period to the pro-life sentence. Without an adequate discussion on adoption, the pro-life conversation is merely a fragment instead of a complete sentence. Read More>>
Josh Wester at the ERLC critiques the NCAA’s reaction to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 Bill
HB2 is good legislation that protects the vulnerable. But this debate isnât about policy, it is about progress. And that is the problem. Read More>>
Over at Christ and Pop Culture, Andrew Whitworth encourages us to reflect on the stories our churches tell via our celebrations. Do they tell the the story of scripture, or something different?
While the story of scripture and the story of America are not always in conflict, they are not the same story. Read More>>
What are you reading this weekend?