Jemar Tisby reflects on the controversy surrounding a recent Facebook post from Reformed Baptist apologist Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. He reviews the original post (which has since been deleted) and offers commentary about why his words were offensive to many African Americans and their allies. Tisby speaks to whether this is a “teachable moment” not only for James White but for the church. In the end, he emphasizes the importance of listening, especially to marginalized voices, and how social media can help or hinder this process.
Here’s a link to the James White’s “The Dividing Line” show in which he responds to critics of his original Facebook Post: Ethnic Gnosticism and the Gospel