At this point, I think we’ve all seen our fair share of virtue signaling; people mouthing or posting pious-sounding (and typically left-leaning) talking points about some social malady, whether real or imagined. As annoying as it is, it seems pretty harmless, right? After all, letting your friends know what you’re up to is kind of … Continue reading Virtue Signaling and the Christian
This one’s probably going to be controversial, so let me make clear at the outset that I do care about the poor and oppressed. That said, there is a critical fallacy that appears repeatedly in discussions around poverty seriously inhibits our ability to help the poor, and even puts those who espouse it at risk … Continue reading Poverty Is Not Oppression
The idea of slavery reparations is all the rage in the woke sections of our culture, and in the rising ‘woke church’ movement. The idea behind this demand is that since black people were enslaved for centuries, that the descendents of those who enslaved them now owe the descendents of those slaves reparations for the … Continue reading Reparations: It’s Not Just the Argument, It’s the Attitude
Yes, you read that right. White privilege, the (alleged) extra rights enjoyed by white people in virtue of their being white in a racist society, is not a thing that exists in the United States. I know that, according to some parts of society, I’m not really supposed to challenge the idea of white privilege … Continue reading White Privilege Doesn’t Exist
The debate over social justice in the church is a confusing and sometimes antagonistic mess. There are many reasons for this, but I think one of the chief reasons for the confusion is that there are two definitions of social justice in play. This can lead to Christians who agree on what is right and … Continue reading Social Justice or Justice in Society: What’s the Difference?
We live in interesting times. The kind of times where a church has a medium (the kind who talk to dead people) on staff. At first blush, this seems like sensational weirdness that doesn’t have any bearing on our lives, but when we look deeper there are indeed lessons we can draw from this - … Continue reading Social Justice And The Church That Talks to Dead People
Recently, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary released a report detailing the history of racism at the institution, alongside a statement denouncing and lamenting said racism. In addition, the Southern Baptist Convention has denounced racism and slavery in an official statement. This is a good and necessary thing to do, distancing the seminary from the racist … Continue reading Reparations Are Not The Path To Justice