Seeing and greeting from afar, acknowledging today, and desiring a better one.
I gave up looking for perfect heroes a long time ago. Everyone but Jesus lets you down.
— John Piper, “Bloodlines”
The Christian faith that has been so prominent in so many ways throughout American history has, again on balance, been a beneficent force at home and abroad. Christian altruism, Christian philanthropy, Christian consolation, and Christian responsibility are not the only forces for good in American history, but they loom very large and have had very positive effects.
And yet… and yet… The American political system and the American practice of Christianity which has provided so much good for so many people for so many years, has never been able to overcome race.
— Mark Noll, “God and Race in American Politics: A Short History”