It hasn’t been lost on regular readers of this blog that I am a devout Christian. It isn’t an explicit focus of this blog, but every now and again, I review Christian books and discuss classical Christian education.
A recent development in the American Christian church is a renewed push to combat racism in this country. The implication, patently false on its face by every metric, is that racism is a serious problem where no progress has been made for the past 60 years. However, that’s not really what I want to get into today.
My concern with this post is the startling number of Christians, mostly good -if non thinking- people drawn in by cleverly chosen words and phrases, who have jumped on to this “anti-racism” bandwagon. They sincerely believe that embracing this ideology is the Christian thing to do.
Here’s the problem, though. The king of anti-racism and author of the best selling book How to Be and Anti-racist, has declared emphatically, that this ideology which has made him richer than most of us can imagine, is explicitly anti-Christian. Here is Ibram Kendi making it crystal clear that his theology explicity rejects Jesus as Savior:
This is something where I feel compelled to raise my “black voice” to contend for the faith.
There are people much more compelling, educated and articulate than me tackling this. To that end, I want to plug Voddie Baucham. He is an extremely intelligent apologist for the Christian faith who is being used in amazing ways.
On April 6, he has a new book coming out called Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe. The book is already coming under immense pressure and attack from within American Evangelicalism. A major Christian bookstore has already tried to cancel it, but was thwarted. The mainstream press is trying tie a ministry with which Bro. Voddie is connected to the massage parlor shooting in Atlanta, which is such a weak attempt that I can only surmise this is an additional preemptive attack on Voddie’s book.
There is nothing the left hates more than a well-educated, articulate, critically thinking black conservative voice. I pre-ordered my copy through Walmart, for reasons of principle, but Bro. Voddie has made it clear that the best way to help launch the book is to buy through Amazon.
When I receive my copy, I plan to read and review it here. I may even blog through it, so it would be encouraging to know that some of you have pre-ordered and are reading along with me so that we can search through these truths together.
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.