***This is the second part of a series that will look at the falling away of Dordt University under new administration over the past decade or so under President Erik Hoekstra and Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart. This story focuses on a presentation given by Christina Edmondson.***
On Sunday we highlighted Dordt’s first speaker for this year’s First Monday series, Kristin Kobes Du Mez. She wrote a book about how “white evangelicals” have “corrupted a faith” and “fractured a nation.”
Today we want to highlight a presentation by Christina Edmondson that took place last year at Dordt. Edmondson was yet another ultra-liberal speaker that the college was proud to host. Edmondson serves as Dean of the Intercultural Student Development Center at Calvin College.
During her presentation, she said:
“See racism is as old as America. And it’s what bankrolled the country. And it is essential to the mythology of American exceptionalism. And in a country where my dear brothers and sisters, white Christians, call men like Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield theological heroes, without giving a second thought that they would’ve owned my theological hero of practice, Harriet Tubman.
“See, in America, you can be a good white Christian and hate your neighbor. But let me remind you, that might work in America, but it does not work in the kingdom of God.”
With Du Mez headed to campus, fresh off writing a book about horrible white evangelicals who have “corrupted a faith” and “fractured a nation,” it provides another opportunity for white students at Dordt to be subjected to racist rhetoric like the above from Edmondson.
Are these the speakers in mind that Christian moms and dads think will be put on a pedestal to lecture their white children at Dordt?