#WildGoose13: What should emergent Christianity do about its whiteness?

http://morganguyton.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/wildgoose13-what-should-emergent-christianity-do-about-its-whiteness/

MorganGuyton

“So is it okay for emergent Christianity to be a mostly white movement that exists to help white evangelicals deprogram from some of the more toxic aspects of our theology which in some cases are actually a source of our racism? Don’t our counterparts in churches of other cultures and races have a completely different set of issues to work through? How do we compare notes and collaborate in meaningful ways rather than feel like we’re supposed to have a healthy color balance on our conference speakers page for our self-legitimation?

These are questions I don’t know exactly how to answer.”

I posted this in the comments section:

Great questions but I would suggest one edit:

Change
“Don’t our counterparts in churches of other cultures and races have a completely different set of issues to work through?”
to
“Don’t our counterparts in churches of other cultures and races have different sets of issues to work through?”

Yes, churches of other cultures have questions, but they aren’t completely different, just different. IMHO, the “completely” adjective perpetuates othering. And they’re also asking some of the same questions.

http://morganguyton.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/wildgoose13-what-should-emergent-christianity-do-about-its-whiteness/

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