Welcome to the online web portal for our virtual Underground Sessions event, “What About Race? A Conversation on Social and Biblical Justice.” If you are new with us, Underground Sessions is a live forum we hold several times a year where we discuss challenging and relevant issues in our world today. We do this with a spirit of grace and compassion while maintaining biblical faithfulness. Our events feature culturally relevant interviews with guest professionals specializing within the topic of discussion. Our chosen topics are often controversial. As such, we expect there will be aspects of disagreement. This is a good thing, as we hope we learn to disagree well. As you explore this web portal, we invite you to step into the tension as we create a space where respectful dialogue can happen, difficult topics addressed, and ultimately where Christ is exalted.
At this event, we are partnering with The Colson Center to highlight their “Colson Fellows” program. People who enroll in this program will learn that the Gospel isn’t a formula you apply to your life; it’s the Story you’re meant to inhabit. Colson Fellows take a deep dive into the Christian worldview and become the kind of believer who understands how creation, fall, redemption, and restoration all go together to form the only true Story of the world. And then live it here and now. The program is a ten-month course that takes you on a carefully curated journey to understanding the times and knowing what to do in community with like-minded people.
Monique has a background in social service and children’s ministry. She has worked with a diverse array of under-served communities.
Monique worked as a Missionary to South Africa for over 4 years, serving children and teachers impacted by drugs, violence, and trauma.
Monique spent 2 decades advocating for Critical Race Theory (CRT), but through a series of events began to see the contradictions of CRT with the historic Christian worldview. She is now convinced that CRT is not the best way to achieve racial unity and actively speaks out against the use of CRT within the church. Monique’s vision is to promote a vision for racial healing based on the historic Christian worldview.
Monique has a BA in Sociology from Biola University. She is working on a MA in Theology from Talbot School of Theology. Center for biblical unity
Krista Bontrager Krista is the Scholar Community Program Director. She earned a BA in communications from Biola University and master of arts degrees in theology and Bible exposition from Talbot School of Theology. Krista’s passion lies in teaching people about Christianity’s great truths. She also oversees Reasons Institute and is the author of the small-group study The Bigger Picture on Creation and coauthor of the booklet Psalm 104: In Wisdom You Made Them All.
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