Collin Hansen interviews John Piper on the racial sins of the church, today and over the last generation or two. Piper is the author of Bloodlines, a compelling account of how the gospel obliterates ethnocentricism as we come to see ourselves as a global people of God, called out from every nation into one new humanity.
I’m about 100 pages into it so far and am finding it to be excellent, especially the chapter on personal responsibility and systemic intervention, the two perspectives used to explain (and propose solutions for) the disparities along racial lines that persist in our day.
0:05 — Is there more white supremacy today than 50 years ago?
1:42 — Does ethnic diversity bring out more racism or help eradicate it?
3:03 — Why do some Bible-believing Christians disobey what the Bible teaches?
3:44 — How opposing interracial marriage was the foundation to segregation.
6:00 — How does the Bible or specifically, Reformed theology, abolish racism?
HT: Desiring God