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Is privilege real or imagined? It's clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us.
Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference, understands these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this timely, insightful book, Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding both of the origins of these issues and of the reconciling role we are called to play as ministers of the Gospel. Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.
The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege book torrent
Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feedsIf you are worried about your complicity because of the color of your skin, read this bookWe must recognize that to whom much is given, much is expectedKara marked it as to-read Apr 23, 2017 But many that currently reject issues of race and inequality as important will reject his theology as outside of their bounds of Christianity and therefore reject his history, sociology and prescriptions because they reject his theologyRace, equality, and privilege is such a complicated topic, and I want to be a part Reading through this book the past few weeks, Ive found myself thinking of it often throughout the day after Ive put it down, and I want to talk more with others in my community and my church about the ideas the author discussesAvailable in bookstores on June 6Along comes Ken Wytsma, a college president well-versed in the history of race in the United StatesWe hear these words on the news and we see them thrown around on Facebook, but the reality is that most of us white evangelicals have a shallow understanding of their meanings, their origins, and their deep roots in our countryTony Evans Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $7.49 (or 2 credits) Special Price $7.49.more flag 1 likeLike see review Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference, understands these questionsThe Myth of Equality has given me a framework for deeper understanding of topics that Ive only read about at a surface level in the pastFinding Spiritual Whitespace Bonnie Gray Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $7.49 (or 2 credits) Special Price $7.49 Randy marked it as to-read May 03, 2017 .Heather Truett is currently reading it May 02, 2017 Sacred Privilege Kay Warren Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $7.49 (or 2 credits) Special Price $7.49 I think that Wystma accomplished what he set out to do: to plea for White Evangelical brothers and sisters to adopt a softer stance on raceOther than that it's mainly a look at racial reconciliation through the lens of biblical theology that is informed by the U.SRooted in Scripture, history, and personal experience, The Myth of Equality is a valuable primer for anyone struggling to understand racism and privilege."Chanequa Walker-Barnes, associate professor of practical theology, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, author of Too Heavy a Yoke"The American church stands at an important crossroadsHis passion is obvious, but his knowledge is astoundingEvery week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feedsCertainly one must ask, as the author does, "How have Christianity and racism been able to coexist so often and in so many places?"Certainly, at least within evangelical churches, there has been a "false dichotomy" that "sees the gospel as being distinct from societal concerns." What they have often done is disconnect from the concept of social justiceYou can't change what you're not aware of, and this is the first step to awarenessI doubt this will be a comfortable book for much of Evangelicalism and Christians who would align on the conservative side of the spectrum religiously and/or politically, but it would be an important work to consider.**--galley received as part of early review program .more flag 1 likeLike see review The Money Challenge Art Rainer Regular Price: $10.98 Member Price: $7.49 (or 2 credits) Special Price $7.49 Jun 16, 2017 Virginia rated it it was amazing This is the most relevant book that I've ever read about modern American Christianity and our responsibility as Christians, especially white ChristiansIt's a book that someone had to write."Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University, senior research fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, honorary professor, Australian Catholic University"With great sensitivity, wisdom, and boldness, Ken takes on the tough, often-taboo topics of privilege and racebut Wytsma did a quality job of writing on the topic.Wytsma does a good job of engaging the topic comprehensivelyHe makes a cogent, powerful, and compelling argument for why addressing race and understanding privilege allows us to more fully live out the gospel 79c7fb41ad