28 Jan 2019

TCW Minute: Slavery Reparations? (Week of Jan. 28, 2019)

2019-02-01T12:59:15+00:00Jan 28, 2019|

Reparations for slavery?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Remember Zaccheus, a hated Jewish tax collector, who were known for over-charging?  But then he met and believed in Jesus, saying, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.”

That is biblical restitution—voluntary repayment to those directly harmed.  Contrast that to the call for […]

26 Jan 2019

TOPIC: Are Reparations for Slavery Consistent with Repentance and Restitution? Part 2

2019-01-28T20:50:23+00:00Jan 26, 2019|

Last week on the program, Darrell Harrison, former fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary, joined us to discuss race (which he says is a misnomer for ethnicity), racism (or “ethnicism” as he calls it) within society and the church, the “white privilege” pejorative, and how Christians should view Martin Luther King Jr.

There was a lot to think about!  And there’s much more to come this weekend […]

21 Jan 2019

TCW Minute: Thinking Biblically About Race (Week of Jan. 21, 2019)

2019-01-25T08:31:12+00:00Jan 21, 2019|

Thinking biblically about race.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday this week that commemorates Dr. King’s impact on civil rights, particularly for blacks.

A half century after Dr. King, the issue of race is still contentious in society and the church.  Because resentment resides in the heart, ethnic divides can never be bridged through laws, quotas, reparations, or shaming.

Jesus never focused on ethnic divisions […]

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