White Supremacy Is Spiritual Bondage

Collin Hansen | August 12, 2017


As I watched this weekend the reports coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia, I saw in color scenes that I had hoped would remain in black and white from America’s past. Scenes of Nazi salutes and torch-lit marches in favor of white supremacy and in defense of long-dead Confederate leaders. Scenes of bodies mangled by an act of terror in response to peaceful counter-protest. Scenes of heavily armed white militias standing in the middle of one of the most famous and prestigious university towns in the United States.

As authorities declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville, I thought back with awe to the non-violent protests of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s. How could these men, women, and children have stood up against hostile authorities and violent crowds and responded in restraint and love? How could Martin Luther King Jr. have preached peace in a climate of hostility?

For this special episode of The Gospel Coalition Podcast, I spoke with Mika Edmondson, pastor of New City Fellowship OPC, a church plant in southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan. He recently earned a PhD in systematic theology from Calvin Seminary, where he wrote a dissertation on King’s theology of suffering. We talked about how sin…


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