Today Eternity publishes personal insights into to issues around Black Lives Matter (BLM) – slavery in Australia, Christian Missions, and a survey of conservative Christian commentators in the US who take a more nuanced position than some might think.
As sometimes happens with Eternity, not everyone sees things quite the same way. Here we attempt to move beyond the journalistic meme of ‘balance’ and present a spectrum of views.
Rev speaks from grave: confirms Australia's history of slavery
View from the Southern Baptists: Black lives matter
'Let’s sit and talk' says great granddaughter of a Blackbirding slave
As a descendent of Australian slaves, I’m grateful for white missionaries
Two pieces examine South Sea Islander (Kanaka) experience, Larissa Minniecon recounts the effect of slavery on her family, and Mark Powell is grateful for missionaries.
John Piper, J. G. Greear the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and writers for the Gospel Coalition have a nuanced take on BLM.
Another explores the life of a gutsy Congregational minister, Reverend William Morley, who lived in Australia from 1892-1938 and worked to raise awareness about and improve conditions for the country’s First Nations peoples.