Protests: Christians respond

Jun 8, 2020 by

A selection of articles about the worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd. Latest posts at the top:

Justin Welby is rewriting the principles that hold our societies togetherby Nick Timothy, Daily Telegraph [critique of Welby’s call to remove statues, and his suggestion that “there can be no forgiveness without justice”.]

Is there ‘systemic racism’ in Britain? by David Shepherd, Psephizo

Anglican Decline, Pandemic and Pandemonium in “Challenging Times”by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Archbishop Foley Beach calls on the church to root out the sin of racism, and distance itself from “those movements that are promoting anarchy, destruction of the family, and the dismantling of our government.”

Slavery, statues and knowing when to stopby Michael Nazir-Ali, The Article

First they came for the statues, now stained glass windows. Yet one woman’s vile history is overlookedby Dominic Lawson, Mailonline, on the sinister racist and eugenist views of Marie Stopes. 

How about we tear down the statue of Planned Parenthood’s racist founder? by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: Early 20th century eugenicist and abortion facilitator Margaret Sanger is responsible for the deaths of more African-Americans than anyone else. Her statue is in Washington DC’s prestigious Smithsonian Institute.

10 Christian Responses to Racismby David Robertson, theweeflea

That America Is Gone Now, by Douglas Wilson, Blog and Mablog

Cherish all – Do no harmfrom Voice for Justice UK

America’s descent into rebellion and anarchy is largely due to absence of fathers, By Fr. Michael P. Orsi, LifeSite:

The Order of St Michael and St George: a racist Royal honour, or just apocalyptic dualism? by Archbishop Cranmer

Hate, not race, is the problem by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman

A Christian Approach to Moving Beyond Racial Gridlock: An Alternative to Secular “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” Ideologies. Talk by George Yancey; notes by Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition:

How 5 Pastors are Working on Racial Injustice, by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, The Gospel Coalition

We Are in a Moral Panic: Coleman Hughes, Triggernometry (video)

Repenting of privilege, signalling virtue, following the crowd, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

What has Marx to do with Minneapolis? by Melvin Tinker, Virtueonline

Current liberal narratives stoke tensions and facilitate divide and rule, by Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem

Culture Wars, Identity Politics, and the Politicisation of Everything, by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

‘BLM’ Bullies Target Top John Paul II Authorby Jules Gomes, Church Militant

All lives matter, Voice for Justice UK

Religious Responses to Coronavirus by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute

Anarchy is breaking out – Where are the brakes? by Douglas Murray, Mailonline

Watch: Catholic Unscripted: All Lives Matter — Questioning Racism and Marxism with Jules Gomes, Gavin Ashenden and Rodney Hearth

Why I Won’t/Will Bow the Knee by David Robertson, theweeflea

What our cries for justice say about God, us, and the world by John Stonestreet and Shane Morris, Christian Post

The poison of bitterness from Voice for Justice UK

Why Christians can’t support the Black Lives Matter org, LifeSite

On Black, Lives and What Really Matters by David Ould

Black Lives Matter: the need for Biblical Reflection by Vinay Samuel, CEN

The delusionistas of Minneapolis abolish their police by Michael Cook, MercatorNet

Less Jonah, more Jesus by Martin Iles, Australian Christian Lobby

Black Lives Matter ‘What We Believe’ Page: ‘Disrupt The Western-Prescribed Nuclear Family,’ ‘Dismantle Cisgender Privilege’ by Paul Bois, Daily Wire

George Floyd, Race and the Church, Jason Roach and Richard Awoyemi

George Floyd: a White Christian’s response by Richard Coekin

The Sorrows of Minneapolis, Desiring God

What should good Anglicans do: stay at home, or join a crowd? By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

Right-on Welby boards the white supremacy bandwagon, by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman

American Racism: We’ve Got So Very Far to Go, by David French, The Dispatch

Theology of victimhood: a pastoral responseby Dave Doveton, Anglican Ink

Why Christians shouldn’t jump on bandwagon of progressive groups like Black Lives Matterby Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite

A World Historical Tragedyby Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Pastoring and Posturingby Andrew Wilson, Think

The Bible, race, and the kingdom of Godby Ian Paul, Psephizo

Archbishop links death rate to racismby Maddy Fry, Church Times

Archbishop cheers Labour MP for breaking lockdown law, by Archbishop Cranmer

A Letter Concerning the Death of George Floyd and So Many Othersfrom ACNA: “George Floyd was made in the image of God and as such is a person of utmost value…At the root of all racism is a heretical anthropology that devalues the imago dei in us all.”

‘Racism is an affront to God’ – Church leaders lament death of George Floydfrom Christian Today

Terrence Floyd pleads for riots to stop: ‘My family is a peaceful family, my family is God-fearing’By Melissa Barnhart, Christian Post

We need to be uncomfortable, by Phillip Holmes, The Gospel Coalition

On the George Floyd Rioting by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

White Evangelicals, racism, and George Floyd’s murder – our hour of decision, by Ron Sider:

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