Woke Church

by Eric Mason     |     Book Summary


Author: Eric Mason
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Date: 2018
Pages: 190

Book Summary of Woke Church by Eric Mason


Christian history in America has been bittersweet for black people and other minority groups. There has been a rich history of deep theology, great awakenings, and preaching from the early New England Puritans to today’s pastor-theologians. However, there has also been a dark spot beneath the surface.

Black people have been subjected to racial injustice through slavery, Jim Crow laws, a corrupt prison system, police brutality, and other long-standing injustices such as redlining and other prejudicial practices. These impacts are felt by people of other nationalities and ethnicities, as well.

Sadly, professing Christians have participated in some of this sinfulness. Others sat back, passively watching rather than speaking up and condemning these sinful actions. Today, however, there is no excuse. Rather than sitting on our hands, we need to wake up and be aware of what’s been going on.

As we acknowledge these sins in the church and church history, we need to be accountable to not repeat the past. We are called to be active and fight to look like the multiethnic church seen in Revelation.





Woke Church

by Eric Mason

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Book Summary of Woke Church by Eric Mason

AuthorEric Mason
PublisherMoody Publishers
Date2018
Pages190


Overview:

Christian history in America has been bittersweet for black people and other minority groups. There has been a rich history of deep theology, great awakenings, and preaching from the early New England Puritans to today’s pastor-theologians. However, there has also been a dark spot beneath the surface.

Black people have been subjected to racial injustice through slavery, Jim Crow laws, a corrupt prison system, police brutality, and other long-standing injustices such as redlining and other prejudicial practices. These impacts are felt by people of other nationalities and ethnicities, as well.

Sadly, professing Christians have participated in some of this sinfulness. Others sat back, passively watching rather than speaking up and condemning these sinful actions. Today, however, there is no excuse. Rather than sitting on our hands, we need to wake up and be aware of what’s been going on.

As we acknowledge these sins in the church and church history, we need to be accountable to not repeat the past. We are called to be active and fight to look like the multiethnic church seen in Revelation.