How can evangelical Christians of different ethnicities have a meaningful discourse about faith and race? What might change with rap artist Lecrae “loosening his ties with white evangelicalism”? Here’s the series of articles as it went down, chronologically.
Pastor John Piper, “My Hopeful Response to Lecrae Pulling Away from ‘White Evangelicalism’: Lecrae’s decision has roots. And it has fruit.” (Christianity Today, October 9, 2017).
“The Significance of Lecrae Leaving White Evangelicalism: Why many align theologically with the movement but feel left out culturally.” by CT Editors (October 12, 2017) — listen to the podcast episode on CT’s Quick to Listen.
“Why Theologian John Piper Is Defending Rap Artist Lecrae’s Forays Into Race Relations” (The Federalist, October 17, 2017)
Raymond Chang’s “Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations: Lecrae, Truth’s Table, and an Asian American ministry leader” (Christianity Today, October 19, 2017)
“More on Leaving White Evangelicalism: A Response from Bryan Loritts: People of color need to establish our own conferences, organizations, and networks.” (Christianity Today, October 20, 2017)
“The Urgency to Transform White Evangelicalism” at Raymond Chang’s blog (October 25, 2017)