Dec. 29 – Ken Wytsma -The Myth of Equality [Christmas Calendar]

The Englewood Review of Books
Best Books of 2017
Advent / Christmas Calendar
December 29

 

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Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege

Ken Wytsma
 
Hardback: IVP Books, 2017
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Wytsma returns us to the prophets who advocated justice—the quality of life for others—and reminds us that Jesus, in his day, was social as well as religious dynamite.

Later, he offers this: “Like Aslan coming into Narnia, with winter melting away and the flowers of spring appearing underfoot, it is an inextricable part of the person, nature, and work of Jesus that the good news includes real change—both spiritually and materially.”

It’s a careful case he makes, not strident. I suspect his target audience is white people like me who are fairly blind to this system since this system has worked for us.

And Wytsma doesn’t leave the reader floundering in “Well, what can do about racism or privilege?” He challenges white readers to divert energy from defensiveness to exploration. Listen, he urges. Lament. Confess, too. And perhaps the most challenging: “Lay down privilege.”

After all, Wytsma asserts, “Perpetuating a system we inherit is the same as creating the system anew for those who come after us.”

 

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