15 November 2023 |
Race and racism are some of the most important questions in our societies. A House on Fire brought together 20 Adventist scholars, writers, and activists to address this burning social issue, urging that Adventist faith has something valuable and important to contribute to our understanding of and response to the realities of racism in the world today. This book was first sparked in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020; it grew amid the renewed interest in this important issue, as well as the backlash that there has been against it.
A year on from the launch of A House on Fire, co-editor Nathan Brown talks about what brought him—as a white, suburban Australian—to this topic, why it is primarily a theological issue, why it is not only an American issue, what Adventist faith can contribute, and what are some practical ways in which we can respond faithfully.
Nathan Brown is a writer who works as book editor at Signs Publishing in Melbourne, Australia. He holds degrees in law, literature, English, writing, and theology and justice, as well as being a continuing student in a Masters of Human Rights. Nathan is author or editor of 20 books, including Thinking Faith, A House on Fire, Advent and Of Falafels and Following Jesus. He continues to write regularly for publications around the world and you can catch his current podcast series, featuring contributors to A House on Fire, posted simultaneously on the Adventist Peace Radio and Adventist Voices podcasts.
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We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
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