I’ve watched this lecture twice in the last week and it’s helped me gain a clearer understanding of current events and the rhetoric surrounding them. Would love to hear your thoughts on it as well. I know it’s long but please watch the whole video before responding.
Moreover, I’ve also stumbled upon this article
-this is not to deny that issues of race and injustice exist and need to be addressed
-this is not to dismiss or minimize anyone or any group’s personal pain
-this is not an attempt to overspiritualize a very real and physical problem
There are some great threads already discussing racial injustice and this isn’t meant to further that conversation. This post is mainly meant to discuss Critical Theory and it’s implications for the Church.
My heart hurts for our country right now and I’m currently sorting out how to love and respond in the most biblical way possible.
- Understanding the backdrop of Critical Theory, as a worldview, how should Jesus followers respond when confronted with arguments rooted in it?
- Speaking broadly, in an ideal world, how should the Church as a whole respond?
- More realistically, what are some practical steps we can take corporately and personally to address both Critical Theory and the current conversations in American culture at the same time?
As I’ve been praying through this, God has been reminding me to just focus on my sphere and the loving the people I interact with on a daily basis. He’s been reminding me to answer the questioner behind the question. And He’s been reminding me to keep the redemptive work of Jesus through the gospel central.
Some scriptures I keep coming back to are:
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. ~Proverbs 3:3-4
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. ~1 Peter 4:7-8
Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. ~Matthew 10:16
Would love to hear your thoughts.