The Stone Chapel Podcasts
Hosted by David Capes
TSC_060 Vincent Bacote, Reckoning with Race
Vincent Bacote, Reckoning with Race
Dr. Vince Bacote, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, joins David Capes to talk about his new book, Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News: In Search of a Better Evangelical Theology (Brill, 2020). Dr. Bacote is interested in rehabilitating the evangelical movement when it comes to how racial minorities fit into its life. For too long the good news, while central to evangelical theology and life, has not always been good for minorities. The polarization now in the west is due in large part because majorities and minorities are speaking past each another rather than finding a place at the table for one another. According to Bacote, theology and ethics belong together and are not separate spheres of life and thought. After discussing the meaning of “racism” and “critical race theory,” Bacote offers concrete proposals for what serious Christians and a thoughtful church can do next. To learn more about Dr. Vince Bacote and his work, go to his website www.vincentbacote.com.