There is never a lack of news that either makes our day or makes our day worse. Whether good or bad, we tend to share news within our circle of friends which are likely to be people who look or think like us. While this is not inherently wrong it could be enabling our blind spots. To better serve Southeastern and the surrounding community, we created the Bagged Lunch Series, an informal open discussion assessing current topics through a variety of Christian perspectives.

The topic at hand for this lunch is an opportunity for our community to bring to the table the nationwide conversation surrounding the definition and nature of the term “Evangelicalism” and specifically “White Evangelicalism”. Many have asked the questions “What is Evangelicalism?” and “Who is included within Evangelicalism?”. However, this topic has received increased attention since the 2016 election cycle caused many to wonder about “Is Evangelicalism white?”, “Is Evangelicalism about politics?”, and  “Where do minorities fit in?” .

Please join us as we seek to lead a dialogue into the issues that surround these questions and unpack the truth about White Evangelicalism and multiethnic relations. Bring your lunch and let’s talk!


Nov. 7 – Jacumin-Simpson Building – Sam James Conference Room / 12pm-1pm
Topic: White Evangelicalism; Myth or Reality?

Weekend Reading for Discussion