So Bob Jones University issued an official apology this week for its racist policies. Believe it or not, Bob Jones refused to admit black students until 1971 and banned interracial dating until 2000. A statement on their Web site said that these rules were shaped “by culture instead of the Bible.”
Lest we get too proud and look down our noses at the “fundies,” let’s remember that all Christians carry the burdened of a troubled history.
I’m reminded of the chapter in Donald Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz in which he and his friends set up a confession booth at Reed College. They used it to apologize to their classmates on behalf of the Christian community for everything from the Crusades to Columbus to televangelists.
So, in that spirit, finish the following sentence:
As a follower of Christ, I am sorry for...
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