Where Are Critical Theory and the Social Justice Movement Taking Us?
Critical theory and its expression in fields such as critical race theory, critical pedagogy, and queer theory are having a profound impact on our culture. Contemporary critical theory’s ideas about race, class, gender, identity, and justice have dramatically shaped how people think, act, and view one another—in Christian and secular spheres alike. Our guest will illuminate the origins and influences of contemporary critical theory, considering it in the light of clear reason and biblical orthodoxy. He will expose the false assumptions at the heart of critical theory, arguing that it poses a serious threat to both the church and society at large.
Bible memory has fallen on hard times. It can feel unnecessary since we have Scripture at our fingertips. Or it just feels daunting and unattainable—you know it’s important, but you’re just not good at it. Our guest will show us that to love God with our hearts, we must first love him with our minds. Through Scripture memorization, we begin to meditate on God’s word and learn to think deeply about God, which leads to intimacy and trust. Then, pregnancy help centers are under attack – through acts of domestic terrorism and through deadly legislation. We will talk with one man who knows about these continued assaults against compassion. Get ready to think critically and biblically this hour.
Neil Shenvi has an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton and a PhD in theoretical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked as a research scientist at Yale University and Duke University and has published over thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is the author of Why Believe?: A Reasoned Approach to Christianity. In addition, his writings on critical theory have been published by the Journal of Christian Legal Thought, the Gospel Coalition, Eikon, Ratio Christi, and the Liberty University Law Review, among others
Glenna Marshall is a pastor's wife and mother of two sons. She is the author of The Promise Is His Presence and Everyday Faithfulness. She writes regularly at GlennaMarshall.com on biblical literacy, suffering, and the faithfulness of God. She is a member of Grace Bible Fellowship in Sikeston, Missouri.
Rev. James Harden is the President/CEO of CompassCare, a Rochester medical pregnancy office helping women face unplanned pregnancy to have their babies. Jim has led CompassCare to become the first repeatable medical model of operation in New York State, thereby opening the door for other Pregnancy Resource Centers to do the same. He is a founding board member for the commission for Reproductive Health Service Standards. He is also the pastor of New Hope Free Methodist Church in Rochester, New York. He has held positions such as Adjunct Professor of Theology and Worldview, Senior Pastor and non-profit consultant. He currently holds several board positions for various organizations at the Local, State, and National level.