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.