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InterVarsity, #BlackLivesMatter, Criticism and Three Suggestions for the Future

Benefit of the Doubt

So, these are difficult issues to discuss and I’m thankful that InterVarsity wants to discuss them. It’s dangerous, indeed, but still important.

They’ve shown courage to address controversial issues, and courage to clarify when they needed to do so.

Moving forward, I look to InterVarsity to continue to reach students, promote global missions and, yes, to lead the conversation on diversity. As they do, I’d encourage all of us to give InterVarsity the benefit of the doubt that they’ve earned after decades of faithful ministry to a generation that cares deeply about justice and serving Jesus.  

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Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the editor-in-chief of Outreach Magazine, and leads the Stetzer ChurchLeaders podcast. Ed is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Founding Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than 1.7 million individuals each week for bible story. His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays on Moody Radio and affiliates. He serves as interim teaching pastor of Calvary Church in New York City and serves as teaching pastor at Highpoint Church.