(updated 9/14/21) Eighteen months ago, I began hearing terms thrown around in my online theological discussion boards I was not familiar with. More alarmingly to me, I was being accused of things I didn't understand - being 'woke' or having bought into critical race theory. Often times when I asked what they meant I got … Continue reading Books on Justice, Race, and Critical Race Theory
Having devoted the entirety of Book 21 to eternal judgment, Augustine balances the end of his tome with a Book devoted entirely to the "eternal bliss of the City of God." It is called eternal because the kingdom will have no end, nor will any of its citizenry, obtaining to the immortality the angels have … Continue reading City of God, Book 22: Eternal Felicity
Over the past fifteen months , I've done a lot of reading on topics of social justice and specifically on racism. I've read books from Christian and nonChristian authors, books from those on the left and the right, books from white authors as well as black and Asian authors. I have read some very bad … Continue reading Book Review: Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, Williams
Book 19, while one of my favorites so far, is long. Augustine begins this book by probing into the philosophical debates related to the Supreme Good and the Supreme Evil. "Our Final Good," Augustine defines, "is that for which other things are to be desired, while it is itself to be desired for its own … Continue reading City of God, Book 19: The Supreme Good.
(slight revisions 5/11/21 to make critique section a little less snarky. Corrected an attributed quote, 10/12/21) This was a much anticipated, much-hyped anti-social justice, anti-CRT book that I had hoped would be a good and fair critique of a flawed movement (every movement has its flaws). I wanted to like this book. I wanted to … Continue reading Book Review. Fault Lines: the Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, by Voddie Baucham