OTR Podcast: The Social Justice Divide in the Church

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The Social Justice Divide in the Church

What does it mean to be anti-racist or “woke”?  How does being “woke” affect the theology of pastors and congregations who buy into it?  Garrett Ashley Mullet and Micah Hershberger tackle this topic on today’s podcast.  They discuss Voddie Baucham’s groundbreaking new book “Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe” and how it affects you.  

And they discuss how being “woke” has affected popular Christian pastors and authors like Paul David Tripp, Russell Moore, John Piper, and Tim Keller.  Should we read books written by “woke” authors?  Should we be more discerning as to which books we’re recommending to others if the author is known to take a favorable stance towards Social Justice initiatives? Is being “woke” the way to go?


The video above was created by John Henry, author of the YouTube channel “The Gospel of Christ”. I highly encourage you to follow this channel as it is full of quality resources.

The above video is from Paul David Tripp’s YouTube channel (which I do not recommend following). In the video, he lays out his vision for white Christians regarding Social Justice. Note how his underlying premise is that white Christians are living comfortably and he believes we just don’t want to see the suffering and oppression of others? He argues we listen to the voices and experiences of people of color. But what about Voddie Baucham? Candace Owens? 1776 Unites? David J Harris? Thomas Sowell? Walter Williams? Larry Elder? Allen West? And so many others? I think he needs to listen to their voices!

We highly recommend reading “Fault Lines” by Voddie Baucham. This is an excellent resource not only for you but also for your church and for your “woke” friends who think you’re just against Social Justice because you’re privileged and white!

For further reading on this topic: Refuting Tim Keller & The Bad Theology of Eisegetical Social Justice

Social Justice and the Lure of Heaven on Earth

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Micah graduated from The Master's University with a degree in Communications. He is an avid book reader and audiobook listener with a special love of biblical pre-Flood history. Micah lives in Montana, where he pursues his interests in writing and photography.