As I reflect on the events of this past weekend in Charlottesville, I am reminded of the high calling given to the Church. We have been called by our Lord to be His witnesses throughout all the earth. In short, we are to represent Him before the watching the world. However, we can’t speak to these issues if we are not informed. Therefore, I wanted to point you toward some helpful resources.
Joe Carter offers a timeline of the events in Charlottesville here (note: this post also includes a link that offers more explanation as to what the “Alt-Right” is.):
As a church who affiliates with the Southern Baptist Convention, it is important for you to know that this summer we passed a resolution denouncing the white supremacy of the Alt-Right. You can read the resolution here:
On Monday morning an article from Russell Moore, president of the ERLC of the SBC, ran on The Washington Post’s website. I would encourage you to read it.
On Tuesday, Tim Keller offered some helpful thoughts:
Here is an excellent article by Professor Javis Williams that was written two years ago.
Also, here are some book recommendations:
Brothers and Sisters, the Gospel breaks down dividing walls of hostility and brings together people from every nation, tribe, and tongue around the throne of our Lord (Eph. 2:14; Rev. 5:9, 7:9). We must speak clearly on this issue because it is a Gospel issue.