Recorded October / November 2021
This three-session seminar from the fall of 2021 explored the foundations, the debates and the implications of Critical Race Theory (CRT) – a framework from legal scholarship that analyzes the structural nature of racism in the U.S. Where does CRT come from? Is CRT a danger to Christian beliefs or does it help people of faith to fight racism? Are there positive, practical implications of CRT for the Church and its witness to the world?
Presenters for the series were:
- Dr. Hank Allen is a sociologist who studies CRT and explores it as a resource for Christian communities.
- Dr. Jeff Willetts is a former dean of two theological schools, a scholar, and senior pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church who believes the Church can embrace all people.
- Dr. Denise Janssen is a professor of Christian education at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology who uses multiple frameworks to shape teaching that is inclusive and empowerment.
- Dr. Robert Wallace is senior pastor of McLean Baptist Church who finds Scripture to be a liberating message for all people.