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
City of God, Book 19: The Supreme Good.
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.
Book Review. Fault Lines: the Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, by Voddie Baucham
(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
Book Review: From Every People and Nation: a biblical theology of Race, by J. Daniel Hays
This is a very brief, very informal review of a book I read more than a year ago. It is an excellent book, for what it is. Written in 2003, it is not a commentary on any current trends in scholarship, national politics, etc. There is no mention of hot issues like being 'woke', systemic … Continue reading Book Review: From Every People and Nation: a biblical theology of Race, by J. Daniel Hays
Book Review: Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice
[Revised for clarity, 4/8/2021] Three-quarters of the way through this book, I hated it (1/5 stars). Now that I finished it, I hate it a little bit less (2/5 stars). The author is highly critical of the new social justice ideology and highly critical of evangelicals who support the movement because they are ignorant of … Continue reading Book Review: Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice