The JEC is pleased to announce that the audio from Thabiti Anyabwile’s Jonathan Edwards and the Church lecture is now available. Click here to stream the audio or here to stream the video or visit our media page to download the audio file. See below for a description of the event:
Jonathan Edwards and American Racism:
Can the Theology of a Slave Owner Be Trusted by Descendants of Slaves?
Jonathan Edwards is arguably the most important theologian that North America has produced. He is a hero to many Christians. Yet he also owned slaves, a fact that has raised important questions about his moral credibility. Should we really be holding Edwards up as a theological role model? Should we be trying to learn from him? These are live questions here at Trinity and beyond. Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile has thought about these questions–as a pastor, an African American, and adherent to Reformed theology. We invite you to listen in as he reflects about them personally, engaging two other African-American pastors and the audience in an edifying installment of the Edwards Center series ‘Jonathan Edwards and the Church,’ moderated by Dr. Sweeney.
This event was cosponsored by the Henry Center and the JEC. Pastor Anyabwile’s lecture took place on Wednesday, Feb 1, 1-2:30pm in the ATO Chapel on the TEDS campus. Pastor Louis Love of New Life Fellowship Church, Vernon Hills, and Pastor Charlie Dates of Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago responded to the lecture.