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Friday, January 18, 2019

“You can’t handle the truth!”

Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church?
Before racial reconciliation can happen, says Jemar Tisby, American believers need to reckon honestly with the sins of the past.
Kathryn Freeman
At the climax of the 1992 classic A Few Good Men, Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) famously screams, “You can’t handle the truth!” Responding to questions from Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) about a military cover-up, he confirms his role in the scandal but maintains that the public would rather not know the ugly and gory details of his job. In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby (president of the black Christian collective The Witness) adopts the posture of Lt. Kaffee, ...
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