Darn Good Writin’ from Russ Moore
Moore reflects on the power of taking the Scripture seriously in matters of racial justice. He looks at both the history of biblical argument in the SBC context and the wider culture, speculating that the possibility of the first African-American SBC president heralds the possibility of yet more advancement. The conclusion from his piece:
I’m thrilled about where God might be taking the SBC. A denomination formed to protect slavery led by a descendant of slaves, that’s just the kind of providential irony our God loves. Maybe it will prompt our denomination to stop seeing non-white people as opportunities for “ethnic ministry,” and prompt us to see there opportunities to find our leaders. Maybe seeing a non-white face with the gavel of the SBC might remind us that the Man we’ll see on the Judgment Seat, well, he isn’t a white guy either.
The entire piece deserves reading.