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Consider This Before You Address “The Church”

I’m tired of seeing articles about what the church is doing wrong, how the church needs to respond to this or that issue, that all fail to address a critical need in our current society.

So … for all the white Christian authors, bloggers and/or thought leaders:

If you expect to reach people in “the church” with your content, it would behoove you to first acknowledge your whiteness.

If you fail to do that, you will fail to reach me in a meaningful way. It’s as simple as that.

The quickest way for any Christian author to lose credibility with me is to make any kind of pronouncement about churches or Christians or Christianity without acknowledging either the racial divides that exist in north America or the existence of other cultures or racial groups besides the dominant white culture. By doing so, you’re implicitly affirming whiteness as the default standard of being, and unintentionally excluding me, and multitudes of other people of color, from the conversation.