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Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe [Review]

by Hiram R. Diaz III Baucham Jr., Voddie T. Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe (Washington: Salem Books, 2021), 270pp. While many pastors and Christian personalities in the US have not been aware of the looming threat of Cultural Marxism in the wider Evangelical church, there are many who have been diligently warning their Christians against it, and preparing them to respond in a biblically consistent and rational manner. Among those pastors and Christian personalities, we find Dr. Voddie Baucham, former pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Texas, and current dean of African Christian University in Zambia. Baucham’s intention in writing this book was not to divide, he states, but to “clearly identify the two sides of the fault line and to urge the reader to choose wisely.” 1 What are these two sides of the fault line? Baucham explains – There are two

The Anti-Christian Roots of Critical Race Theory

by Hiram R. Diaz III [N.B. Next week, I want to explain my last post , as it was partially tongue-in-cheek. Is there a conservative emphasis in new movies and TV shows? I'm not sure, but I thought I'd share a deconstructive review of recent TV shows and films, in order to provide and example of how Christians can subvert the world's reasoning against it. I hope to explain my intention in a little more detail next week. So if you're interested, stay tuned :) As for this post, it is a re-post of an article I wrote back in October of 2018. I thought it would be helpful to anyone who has come across recent claims that Voddie Bauchaum's book Fault Lines  "misrepresents" Critical Race Theory and the social justice movement. CRT and Social Justice advocates utilize the same bad arguments and rhetorical tricks that I have elsewhere brought attention to , so what the current pro-Social Justice and pro

Conservative Beliefs and Values in Contemporary Media

by Hiram R. Diaz III To my surprise, many of the shows and films I’ve watched lately have had some pretty strong conservative undertones. With the majority of popular being liberal propaganda, it may be hard for you to believe that this is the case. So I decided to go over some of these productions in a little detail in order to flesh out what I mean. Just a heads up, though: There will be spoilers! 1.  Lisey’s Story –  I’m not a fan of horror, but some of Stephen King’s novels make for good television. That is the case with  Lisey’s Story , a strange hybrid of horror and romance that vividly illustrates the beauty and necessity of binary gender complementarianism. The eponymous protagonist, Lisey (Julianne Moore), is the widow of a recently deceased famous novelist, Scott Landon (Clive Owens). After his death, she struggles to make sense of her identity, as well as her purpose without Scott. However, being in the possession of

Don't Fall for the Bad Arguments Again

by Hiram R. Diaz III It's been hard to blog with all that's been going on in my life lately. I recently had two pretty serious surgeries, moved from primarily software based music production to primarily hardware based music production (which involves a bigger learning curve than I had previously imagined!), and started to research and write a new book (the first in an installment series on the doctrine of Hell), so I've had little to no time to blog on recent events.  Yet sadly, I don't really need to write anything new to deal with current events, considering that the media and governing officials today are using the same fallacious arguments they used a year ago to justify their fear mongering and promotion of socially, physically, emotionally, and economically destructive practices. So I decided to collate my articles from a year ago (thereabouts) dealing with the all of the wicked and irrational argumenta

Yes, You are Promoting Critical Race Theory

( Source ) by Hiram R. Diaz III My last post was inspired by a common defensive retort I've heard Social Justicians make when their "work" is correctly identified as promoting Critical Race Theory. The retort claims that Christians are incorrectly identifying the "work of 'social justice' as promoting Critical Race Theory," and are doing so in order to avoid dealing with the real problem - social injustice, as they perceive it. My goal in that post was to demonstrate that those who promote "social justice" are actually promoting the philosophical concepts and practices of French postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault, as his thinking has been very influential among, albeit somewhat retooled by, Critical Race Theorists. In this post, however, my goal is to address the logical errors inherent to the retort, and refute the idea that Christians are using the issue of "Critical Race Theory" as a red herring, a distraction from the &quo