The Bible and Race

Next to sex and gender, the subject of race is the most discussed topic in our culture today. Storms of rhetoric and conflict swirl around it every day in politics, the arts, business, the media, and especially social media. It is natural and right for Christians to speak in these conversations out of their personal experience, but since we believe that the Bible has the right to interpret our experience and to critique every culture, we must look to it as our final authority.

This is the first article in the series on justice and race by Timothy Keller that includes: “The Sin of Racism” (June 2020), A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory (August 2020), and coming in September 2020, “Justice in the Bible.”

It is important to say at the outset, of course, that all of us read the Scripture through the lens of our own culture, which partially distorts our view of its teaching. So when we discuss ‘what the Bible says about race’ we need to do so with humility and openness to correction.

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