Dear Church, it's time to talk about...
CRITICAL RACE THEORY I What it is, what it isn't, and why the conversation is important.
Recently, whenever the topic of racism comes up, phrases like "critical race theory" or "cultural marxism" are sure to follow. The following podcast episodes offer helpful overviews of these terms from a Christian perspective and discuss faithful, responsible approaches to racial justice that are rooted in truth, history, and the grace of Christ.
1) CRT + HISTORY
LCMS Pastor Keith Haney interviews Bradly Mason about the legal history of critical race theory vs. the contemporary culture war definitions: PART ONE I PART TWO
2) CRT + RACIAL JUSTICE
Dr. Christina Edmondson, Dr. Jemar Tisby, and Latasha Morrison (Be the Bridge) talk about critical race theory as it does and doesn’t apply to a gospel-driven racial justice efforts: LISTEN TO EPISODE
3) THOSE MEDDLING KIDS: Unmasking the Anti-CRT Crusade in Christian Higher Ed
Dr. Jemar Tisby hosts an interview series with experts who unpack and make sense of recent controversies around racial justice in higher education. LISTEN or WATCH
The goal of LRJ community is not to get stuck in an academic ideological debate, but to better understand and better exude Christ's love for the sake of the images of God in our congregations, schools, communities, and world.