Tony Evans’ Redemptive Response to CRT: KRT – Kingdom Race Theology

Tony Evans’ Redemptive Response to CRT: KRT – Kingdom Race Theology by John Jessup for CBN News

The summer of unrest in 2020 spawned a movement with millions in the U.S. and around the world advocating for justice reform and racial equality. It also sparked spirited backlash that subsequently was summed up in three words: Critical Race Theory.

From then until now, the phrase has been a source of controversy and confusion – the topic traversing from the schoolhouse to congressional hearings to pundits arguing vastly divergent viewpoints across the airwaves.

“CRT,” its often-used shorthand, has also found its way to church pulpits, with some pastors casting it as sinful and others attempting to understand how it may fit into the Christian ethic of justice.

While Critical Race Theory continues to fuel cultural division, at least one prominent evangelical pastor and author believes the chaos it has caused could also be a part of God’s divine plan.

“He may have allowed this for the purpose of a wake-up call,” Tony Evans told CBN News during an extended interview at his ministry headquarters in southwestern Dallas.

Minefield of Race, Racism, and CRT

In the pulpit and now a newly-updated book, Evans is on a campaign to redeem the discourse around race.

Unlike many preachers uncomfortable stepping into the minefield of race and racism, the African American pastor is boldly diving into the crosscurrents of the cultural flashpoint, armed with a biblical message and a real-world example of what he believes CRT attempts to expose – publicly sharing an experience of how structural, or systemic, racism hit close to home.

After years of failed overtures, Evans’ church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, bought the nearby Golf Club of Dallas in 2020. Currently under renovation, the 157-acre course is open to the public, which was not the case originally.

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