On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Owen Strachan discuss whether or not it’s biblical to view CRT as an analytical tool or not, the signs of a “woke” church and how Christians should respond to it, and address it in their churches and with their church leadership, along with his book, Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel- and the Way to Stop It (Salem Books, 2021).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why it’s problematic that some churches have accepted Critical race theory.
  • Whether or not it’s biblical to view Critical Race theory as an analytical tool or not.
  • The signs of a woke church and how Christians should respond and address it.
  • How Christians should tell other Christians and churches about CRT in love.
  • How Christians should approach church leaders and their pastors about concerns about CRT.

About the Guest

Dr. Owen Strachan is Provost and Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. Before coming to GBTS he served as Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Residency Ph.D Program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Ph.D from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his M.Div from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his AB from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He is married and the father of three children. Strachan has authored numerous books, including Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind, The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (with Kevin Vanhoozer) and the forthcoming Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop it (Salem Books, July 2021). Strachan is the former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, the former director of The Center for Public Theology at MBTS and is the President of Reformanda Ministries.

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