Eric Redmond has an excellent post over at Justin Taylor’s blog about his attempt to vote Christocentric and not Afrocentric, in spite of the repercussions. Here’s a blurb:
“If a person would allow himself to be pigeonholed into becoming a person of a nationalistic or ethno-centric thought out of the fear of being viewed as an Oreo or Uncle Tom, then Reformed Theology is not for that person. But neither is the Gospel, for the Gospel calls each of us to stand against an ethnic-centered philosophy of one’s own race, for such a philosophy is naturally conformed to this present world and is in need of redemption. If you cannot stand against your own culture where it does not square with the Scriptures, you are the one who is ashamed of Christ, and such shame has nothing to with philosophical or ontological Blackness; it only has to do with your view of the majesty of the God who calls you to deny yourself in order to follow Christ.”
You have to read this post…
I praise God for you, Eric! May He continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry.