Reformed pastor and author, Doug Wilson, wrote a controversial book called Black and Tan.  One of Wilson’s major points in the book is that slavery as practiced in the U.S. was not abolished according to biblical standards.  As a result, we continue to experience the ongoing effects of that sin.

Wilson states,

“That our nation did not remove slavery in the way it ought to have been removed helps explain many of our nation’s problems in dealing with contemporary social evils. Those evils include abortion-on-demand, radical feminism, and rampant sodomy.”

Although the book was published in 2005, a resurgence of debate has recently occurred.  Bryan Loritts read and reviewed Wilson’s book critiquing Wilson for “extreme insensitivity.”  Wilson responded with his own article. Then Thabiti Anyabwile entered the conversation after someone on Twitter asked him what he thought.

Bryan Loritts

RAAN has collected the flurry of articles posted in the last week by Loritts, Wilson, and Anyabwile in one place so you can follow the discussion.

Discussion Question: Given the controversy and potential offensiveness of the author’s opinions, do you think there’s value in reading a book like Black and Tan? Why or why not? Click the following link to respond: The Forum

The Other | Bryan Loritts

Bryan Loritts Critiques Doug Wilson | Phillip Holmes

With a Bit of Menthol | Doug Wilson

Thabiti Anyabwile

What 2013 Already? | Doug Wilson

Why Respond Publicly to Doug Wilson’s “Black & Tan” | Thabiti Anyabwile

Doug Wilson’s Views on Race, Racism, Slavery, and the Bible | Thabiti Anyabwile

Does the Driving Logic of “Black and Tan” Hold Up? | Thabiti Anyabwile

Patrick “Nostradamus” Henry | Doug Wilson

Slavery and the Bible: The Perspective of This Abolitionist | Thabiti Anyabwile


Love Is Never Later | Doug Wilson

How Koinonia Conquers | Doug Wilson

The Designated Ambition Pole | Doug Wilson

Sometimes the Exceptions Reveal How Far We’ve Gone with the Rule | Thabiti Anyabwile

Adoni-bezek’s Thumbs and Toes | Doug Wilson

The Cost of Our Chosen Entanglements | Thabiti Anyabwile

Water Is Thicker Than Blood | Doug Wilson

Resisting the Slavers | Doug Wilson

The Histories of the American South: A Caution Against Hegemonies | Thabiti Anyabwile

With Jello in My Hair | Doug Wilson

Another Point Where Wilson and I Almost Entirely Agree: On Doing History and Multiculturalism | Thabiti Anyabwile

A Good Luck Wave Won’t Cut It | Doug Wilson

Illustrating Racial Insensitivity in Black and Tan | Thabiti Anyabwile

Harder Than It Looks | Doug Wilson

A Theology of Apology | Doug Wilson

I Can Be Insensitive, Too | Thabiti Anyabwile

Once More Into the Breach | Thabiti Anyabwile

A Trigger Alert Study Bible | Doug Wilson

Oh, So Close… And Yet So Far Away | Thabiti Anyabwile

Another Rose Hedge Awaits | Doug Wilson

Hecklers Gonna Heck | Doug Wilson

What Do the Noseguard and the Center Talk About? | Thabiti Anyabwile

Nothing In My Experience Like It | Doug Wilson


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