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The Southern Baptist Convention meets again next week. So, as a follow up to our curse of Ham story, we talked to Pastor Dwight McKissic Jr. about his efforts to address racial issues within the SBC. A new resolution is on the table that would officially apologize for misusing the Bible to justify slavery and oppression. That resolution specifically calls out the so-called "curse of Ham".
Genesis 9 tells the story of Noah and his sons after the ark. At first glance, it seems as though this is just a weird story. But it has dramatic ramifications for world history. You see, Noah places a curse on one of his descendants. His kids will be the servants of all the others. I.e. slaves. For years, organizations like the SBC taught that the curse was on Ham, whose offspring became the African people. The text tells a different story. It clearly states that Canaan, Noah's grandson, is cursed. The Canaanites settled in what would become Israel and were given the boot in the book of Joshua.
But this lie has stuck around. Pastor McKissic and others will see that it is officially dealt with.
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Be praying for the SBC and their meeting!
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In April of 2018, NPR's Embedded podcast released a story about Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The story highlights not only the current investigations into Pruitt's work at the EPA, but it also examines his Christian faith.
Scott Pruitt is a Christian. Why do evangelical Christians support Scott Pruitt even though he is in hot water? What does Genesis 1 mean? What does it look like when we subdue the earth? In this, the first episode of Season 2, we take a look at Scott Pruitt's public history with the Christian faith. We also interview reporters from the NPR story, Joe Wertz (@JoeWertz) and Tom Dreisbach (@TomDreisbach).
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Data from theEnvironmental Working Group
Story from StateImpact Oklahoma
Congressional Hearing of Scott Pruitt via C-SPAN
Full audio and video of faith summit from the podcast episode via C-SPAN
Full CBN story featured in the episode
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Truce is a listener-supported podcast that examines issues within Christianity that impact our culture and our witness. Hosted by Chris Staron, author of Cradle Robber, writer/ director of Bringing up Bobby.