I've been hearing an argument from our own side of the critical race theory (CRT) fault line as of late. The argument basically goes, "Use biblical terminology. The biblical term is 'ethnicity' (ethnos in Greek), not race. Race doesn't exist." I see a couple of problems with this line of argumentation. First, CRT advocates are … Continue reading Ethnos is not Ethnicity
Everything Wokeness and Gospel (But Not the Conference)
We had a total of three current and former Things Above Us authors at the Wokeness and the Gospel conference this past weekend. It was truly a joy meeting new people, catching up with old friends, and digging into some solid teaching! I plan to have more later concerning the conference itself. For now, please be in … Continue reading Everything Wokeness and Gospel (But Not the Conference)
The Elect by John McWhorter — partial-book review, and it’s not about Calvinism
John McWhorter is a linguist and an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. I heavily cited his work earlier when previewing Voddie Baucham's Fault Lines and discussing McWhorter's contention that the word "Antiracism," referring to the new woke religion of critical race theory, ought to be capitalized as a proper noun. … Continue reading The Elect by John McWhorter — partial-book review, and it’s not about Calvinism
“Antiracism” Deserves a Capital Letter: A Preview of Voddie Baucham’s Fault Lines
Note: The full review is now published. Recently on Twitter, a Ph.D. student at a Southern Baptist seminary threw shade at Voddie Baucham's upcoming book Fault Lines for many flaws such as "commitment to innuendo," riling up a "populist mob," and lacking integrity. He went so far as to criticize Baucham and his publisher for … Continue reading “Antiracism” Deserves a Capital Letter: A Preview of Voddie Baucham’s Fault Lines
What Can the Church Learn From the Pop Culture Woke War?
Lately, I've taken a strange liking to some commentators who decry the ever-increasing wokeness of popular art. They believe that this wokeness is destroying longstanding entertainment franchises and even the comic book industry as a whole. As it turns out, worldview-concerned Christians with young children aren't the only ones noticing and speaking out. Scripture is sufficient for us to respond as the church within our own walls, but I believe what we're seeing in popular art provides a helpful cautionary tale.
“Whiteness” and the Eternal Nations: A Commentary on Ekemini Uwan’s Sparrow Q&A (Part 1)
The world needs peacemakers, because conflict is everywhere - in relationships, on social media, at work - so follow God’s call and join an amazing community of peacemaking women at the 2019 Sparrow Conference! This year we’ll walk through the entire book of Ephesians and learn what it means to Walk in Love. The advertised … Continue reading “Whiteness” and the Eternal Nations: A Commentary on Ekemini Uwan’s Sparrow Q&A (Part 1)
Don’t Get Woke. Get to Know Your Local Church Brethren.
Nestled within 1 Corinthians 11, we find a likely familiar passage concerning the Lord's Table which pertains to the current social media conversation on racism and socioeconomic class. Critical race theory is probably the last topic I want to write about at the moment, but it certainly is the topic du jour, so let's take it on … Continue reading Don’t Get Woke. Get to Know Your Local Church Brethren.