Introduction to Critical Theory - Defend and Confirm Podcast
What is Critical Theory? Why would we talk about it? Are we even qualified to talk about it? This is the first episode in our series on Critical Theory, and here we lay some important ground work for future episodes. Is this the most exciting and controversial stuff on the internet dealing with C...
What is Contemporary Critical Theory? - Defend and Confirm Podcast
In this second episode in our series on Critical Theory, we take a closer look at the major tenets of Contemporary Critical Theory (CCT). What characteristics tie the various streams of CCT together? Don't we see similar characteristics taught in the Bible? We answer these questions and more with...
History Of Contemporary Critical Theory - Defend and Confirm Podcast
In this third episode in our series on Critical Theory we look at the history and development of Contemporary Critical Theory. Specifically, we explore the relationship between CCT, the Frankfurt School, and Marxism. Oh, you don't like history? Good thing we didn't ask for your opinion.
Down with the Hegemony? - Defend and Confirm Podcast
"All truth is God's truth."
But Critical Theory isn't true. Contemporary Critical Theory is not a tool that Christians should keep in their tool belt. Rather, CCT is a religion that is fundamentally at odds with the gospel of Jesus Christ. There will always be a hegemony, the only quest...
Truth, Oppression, and Critical Theory - Defend and Confirm Podcast
Critical theory teaches that the "lived experience" of oppressed people gives them special access to the truth, while oppressors are blinded by the privilege of their social position. Behind this claim is a view called "standpoint theory", an epistemology that is fundamentally incompatible with C...
Critical Theory's Oppression Paradigm - Defend and Confirm Podcast
Our critique of Contemporary Critical Theory continues as we analyze CCT's concept of the social binary. Is society fundamentally a conflict between oppressors and the oppressed? Are all social groups engaged in a hierarchical struggle for power? Spoiler alert: No.
In this episode, we are joined by Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for 9Marks. We pepper him with questions about whether or not Marxists have secretly infiltrated 9Marks, and discuss how Christians who disagree on issues related to Critical Theory can do so in a way that preserves gospel unit...
Social Justice Activism: Salvation by Works - Defend and Confirm Podcast
What is the role of social justice activism in Contemporary Critical Theory? How does this emphasis on activism connect postmodernism? In this episode, we make these and other very boring questions seem interesting, while delving further into the religious nature of CCT.
We begin this mini-series on CRT by checking our own hearts. No one's heart is completely pure, but we hope that after watching this episode, you can trust our motives, even if you disagree with our conclusions.
What is Critical Race Theory? - Defend and Confirm Podcast
Unless you live under a rock, you've heard of Critical Race Theory. Yet it can be hard to find clear, thorough explanations of what CRT actually teaches. In this episode, we try to do just that. We cover the basic tenets of CRT and discuss how these tenets fit together.
History of Critical Race Theory - Defend and Confirm Podcast
In order to rightly understand an idea, one must know the history of its conception and subsequent development. In this week’s episode of Defend and Confirm, Russell takes the reins and walks us through the history of Critical Race Theory. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride!
Our Critique of Critical Race Theory (Part 1) - Defend and Confirm Podcast
In this episode, we try to get at the heart of Critical Race Theory. Is all racial disparity the result of racial discrimination, or is there a better explanation? Here's the first half of our two hour long episode where we try to answer that question.