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In a world that is "woke," how many Christians are actually awake? This short, theologically sound primer is a resource for pastors, ministry leaders, community leaders, and other thinking Christians that explains carefully and clearly what Critical Race Theory and wokeness truly are, what the Bible teaches about race and ethnicity, why wokeness is distinct from Christianity and should be rejected, and how the church can work for unity based in the gospel of grace.
Owen Strachan is a respected Reformed theologian and thought leader who can help Christians:
• Better understand Critical Race Theory, something very few do;
• Understand the high stakes—for the church and society at large—of wokeness as a movement;
• Think through America’s complex past with nuance and sensitivity;
• Study how God has made humanity one through the imago Dei;
• Grasp the beauty of the biblical doctrine of ethnicity and “race”; and
• Be ready to work for unity in perilous times
Strachan (Reenchanting Humanity), director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, argues that "wokeness is a major threat to the Christian faith" in this strident work. Identifying wokeness as a mix of Black Lives Matter, postmodernism, intersectionality, and "Marxist-inspired" critical race theory, Strachan moves from an examination of the five "most influential woke' books that have entered evangelical circles in recent decades" (such as Jemar Tisby's The Color of Compromise) to a biblically inspired 14-point refutation of wokeness. He condemns wokeness for "losing sight of the imago Dei as our constituent identity," "encourag us to distrust the order God has created in the world He has personally made," "rejecting God's design for the sexes," and "destabilizing the free market." If, however, the targets of Strachan's ire are "soaked in a worldly ideology of wokeness," his own writing is suffused with an evangelical penchant for apocalypticism, and his overbearing, polemical tone will be more likely to divide than engender debate or win converts. Readers aligned with the author's worldview will find themselves nodding along; others need not apply.