John Fea

John Fea teaches history at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and is the author of Why Study History: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (Baker Academic). He blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

On Sunday, after a tragic week of race-related killings in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge, I took a seat in my white evangelical middle-class megachurch in central Pennsylvania. I didn’t know what to expect, but as the sermon began I found myself pleasantly surprised. My pastor used his scheduled sermon on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25–37) to address the issue of race in America.
July 12, 2016