As tensions continue to mount nationally over critical race theory, prominent Dallas Pastor Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship has suggested a “biblical response” to the controversial “social construct” called “Kingdom race theology.”
“I define 'Kingdom race theology' as the reconciled recognition, affirmation and celebration of the divinely created ethnic differences through which God displays His multifaceted glory, as His people justly, righteously and responsibly function personally and corporately in unity under the Lordship of Jesus Christ," Evans said during a comprehensive presentation on critical race theory with his church on Wednesday, July 14. The session was followed by part two on Wednesday, July 21.
"My concern is that we as Christians will spend so much time fighting off a CRT, we don’t get around to KRT."
Evans’ presentation on CRT comes as the subject continues to explode in religious and secular spheres, fueling tribal divisions.
Several states have sought to limit CRT teaching in classrooms. During a speech to conservatives in Phoenix, Arizona, former President Donald Trump called CRT a “poisonous left-wing doctrine” and “flagrant racism” that is being forced in “every facet of our society.”
"Earlier this year, Biden signed an executive order pushing toxic, critical race theory into our children’s schools and into our military," Trump said on Saturday, Fox News reported. "This poisonous left-wing doctrine is flagrant racism, plain and simple, and it has no place in our schools, no place in our military and no place in our country."
In Evans' presentation earlier this month, the pastor sought to give a measured explanation of the theory.
He defined CRT as "a post-Civil Rights, social construct … that seeks to demonstrate how unjust laws have served as … the embedded foundation and filter through ..."