The End of “Mission”: Christian Witness and the Decentering of Whiteness | Andrew T. Draper

Andrew Draper

Andrew T. Draper, assistant professor of theology and director of the Honors Guild at Taylor University, explores the vulnerability and repentance necessary for “whiteness” to be joined with others in order to de-center its false universal claims.

The Fuller Missiology Lectures is an annual conference held by the School of Intercultural Studies. Its 2017 theme, “Race, Theology, and Mission,” considered the issue of race through a multicultural lens. Discussions aimed to develop historical, theological, interdisciplinary, and missiological approaches to race that can interrogate conventional thinking about ethnoracialism, colorism, and hierarchicalism (in its various manifestations across gender, economic, and class lines), even while revitalizing Christian witness and practices of racial justice, reconciliation, and peace in the present time.

Listen to a response from Erin Dufault-Hunter, assistant professor of Christian ethics, and a following Q&A: