In a recent faculty lecture at Southeastern Seminary, Dr. Brent Aucoin tackled a difficult topic: The connection between Christianity and racism.
In his lecture, Dr. Aucoin told the story of two white Christians with differing racial viewpoints. One of these men, Thomas Goode Jones, was a Christian who promoted African Americans’ dignity and value. The other was Thomas Dixon, Jr., who was a Baptist pastor who popularized racism in the twentieth century through a series of novels.
If after watching the video above you are interested in learning more about Thomas Goode Jones, check out Dr. Aucoin’s book: Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South.