Tony Evans Suggests 'Biblical' Alternative to Critical Race Theory
Dallas Pastor Tony Evans has suggested a "biblical response" to critical race theory, which he calls "Kingdom race theology."
"I define 'Kingdom race theology' as the reconciled recognition, affirmation and celebration of the divinely created ethnic differences through which God displays His multifaceted glory, as His people justly, righteously and responsibly function personally and corporately in unity under the Lordship of Jesus Christ," Evans said during a presentation on critical race theory with his church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, on Wednesday, July 14. The session was followed by part two on Wednesday, July 21, The Christian Post reports.
"My concern is that we as Christians will spend so much time fighting off a CRT, we don't get around to KRT."
Critical race theory has continued to dominate headlines, and recently several states have worked to limit CRT teaching in the classroom. Former President Donald Trump has called CRT a "poisonous left-wing doctrine" and "flagrant racism."
"Earlier this year, Biden signed an executive order pushing toxic, critical race theory into our children's schools and into our military," Trump said on Saturday, Fox News reports. "This poisonous left-wing doctrine is flagrant racism, plain and simple, and it has no place in our schools, no place in our military and no place in our country."
In his presentation, Evans defined CRT as "a post-Civil Rights, social construct … that seeks to demonstrate how unjust laws have served as … the embedded foundation and filter through which racist attitudes, behavior, policies and structures have been rooted throughout the fabric of America, American life and systems even after those laws were changed."
He said the argument of CRT is that "many people have to struggle with the issue of racism, not because it's a law, but because it's an environment that was affected by laws."
He pointed to Ephesians 2, which describes the conflict between Jews and Gentiles. Evans also added that Kingdom race theology and talking about God's work is more important than CRT.
"Paul has to make this point: 'Y'all are now Christians, you're going to the same Church. So it's time for new rules,'" he said.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.