Is Wokeness the Greatest Threat to the Gospel?

Apr 9, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition:

A few weeks ago, Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church, in promoting an upcoming conference said that “wokeness” is “the most insidious and dangerous and pervasive ideology I have ever seen in all of my life.” Naturally, social media platforms erupted in commentary.

Some wondered how someone in ministry for fifty years could believe today’s threat from the left to be more serious than all of the subtle and overt expressions of white supremacy during the years immediately following the Civil Rights era. Others commended the pastor for addressing an issue of growing concern head-on.

I do not intend in this article to respond directly to Pastor Nelson’s comments, but to consider this controversy from another angle. This conversation raises a good question about how we as church leaders foresee and address potential threats in our day. Along those lines, I offer three suggestions.

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See also:

‘We Thought We Were Safe’by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

“Yes our 13 year old daughter is still basically an atheist and still a vocal LGBT advocate, but at least the depression has subsided and she no longer wants to cut herself just because her evil parents won’t let her have Snapchat. Here’s what we did…”

Postmodernism makes you miserable, by Freya India Ager, spiked: How the power/privilege obsession is ruining everyday life.


and some articles responding to a recent UK government report on racism in public life:

The tyranny of racial groupthinkby Remi Adekoya, spiked

Good people who compiled the race report were torn apart for revealing a complex truthby Kemi Badenoch MP, Equalities Minister, Mail on Sunday

Why the Race Equalities Report is so subversiveby Eric Kaufmann, UnHerd

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