Podcast: RECKONING- Feature Conversation: Vincent Bacote

April 6, 2022

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Dr. Vince Bacote, a professor of theology and author. The conversation focuses on two recent pieces by Dr. Bacote: a chapter on Kuyper and Race in Calvinism for a Secular Age and a short book entitled Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News. Among the topics we discuss:

  • – Dr. Bacote’s testimony of his encounter with Abraham Kuyper’s theology and racism, marked by delight, dissonance, distress, and decision.
  • – Why it is so important to listen to the testimonies of those who have struggled to reconcile evangelicalism’s promise with its failures
  • – Why Dr. Bacote has decided to stay within the evangelical movement and what resources are available for reckoning with race and renewing the movement
  • – Why we must take culture seriously as we interpret Scripture
  • – The most important resources from Kuyper and what other thinker Kuyperians should get to know.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Dr. Bacote’s article, “Gifts from Father Abraham”: https://comment.org/gifts-from-father-abraham/

Learning from a Legend by Jared Alcantara: https://wipfandstock.com/9781498226097/learning-from-a-legend/ 

Follow Dr. Bacote: https://twitter.com/vbacote 

To further your reading, Shaun Stiemsma, a Dordt professor, wrote a review of Dr. Bacote’s chapter from Calvinism for a Secular Age.

About the Author
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

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