Okay, I’m busted. We’re now in the early days of autumn, and I never did follow up with part 2 of my “Late Summer Reading List” post. Ah, the perils of part-time blogging.
One of the books I had planned to mention is Gracism: The Art of Inclusion by David A. Anderson. I did an interview with Dr. Anderson for the Sept./Oct. issue of Today’s Christian. You can check it out here.
Update: A nice appeal for gracism can be found in Clarence Page’s Chicago Tribune column about the recent Bill O’Reilly “racism” flap (Trib registeration may be required). I think Page makes some excellent points. One good line: “How else will O’Reilly, I or anybody else learn anything if we dont’ make a few boneheaded mistakes once in a while?” Another important line:
My greater fear than hearing O’Reilly talk himself into a politically incorrect hole is the silence of those afraid to say anything about race for fear of offending someone. We need more candid talk about race and class, not less.
Is Page letting O’Reilly off the hook? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this concept of “gracism.”