Some claim that Ferguson and Staten Island demonstrate the existence of racist structures that permeate our society. Others claim that these killings resulted from criminal behavior or “a lack of personal responsibility.” While both positions point to contributing factors, they both continue to ignore culture – a factor that dwarfs the previous two.
Carl Ellis Jr.
Dr. Carl Ellis Jr. is the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, TX, Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship, in Chattanooga, TN, and serves as adjunct faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a D.Phil from Oxford Graduate School, and an honorary D.Litt. from Biblical Theological Seminary. He is a contributor on national radio and television programs and the author of Free At Last? Twitter: @carlellisjr