Social Justice

Social Justice

Social Justice
  • Talking About Social Justice - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    In this episode, we wade carefully into the waters of "social justice." We begin by outlining some of the difficulties that arise when talking about this issue, including the importance of defining our terms carefully.

  • The Language of Social Justice - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    In this episode, we continue to build the foundation for discussing social justice. We talk about the way the English language changes over time, how people intuit the meanings of important terms like “justice", and discuss the importance of looking for the Aristotelian mean during these types of...

  • Defining “Church” - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    Continuing our discussion of social justice, we begin to hammer out some fundamental terms. In this episode, we define the word "church." If you want to think rightly about social justice, you have to understand the mission of the church. If you want to understand the mission of the church, you h...

  • Good and Bad Ways to Think About the Mission of the Church - Defend and Confirm

    Much of the current buzz about social justice centers on what the church should be doing in the world. But what is the mission of the church? As we discuss in this episode, the mission of the church is far more specific than many evangelicals believe it to be. When we we add to that mission, even...

  • Charity, Clarity, Proximity, Speed - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    After a long hiatus, we get back to the topic of social justice. We find that the concepts of charity, clarity, proximity, and speed, give us good biblical categories through which we can discuss issues of justice. Give this one a listen and see if you agree.

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  • Defining “Justice” Biblically - Defend and Confirm podcast

    In this episode, we discuss the way the Bible speaks of “justice.” We look at the two Hebrew words translated as “justice” in our English bibles, and use them to build a framework for understanding the use of the word in modern discussion about “social justice”.

  • Is “Social Justice” a Marxist Concept? (Part 1) - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    The term “Social Justice” can be found in almost any discussion about society, politics, and religion, and many evangelicals have fully embraced the word. But what is the history of the term, and how might the ideological origins of “social justice” color its meaning? In this episode, we survey t...

  • Is “Social Justice” a Marxist Concept? (Part 2) - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    Following our analysis of the history and evolution of the term “social justice”, Sean and Russell ask an important question: How should we use this term? We look at the three major conceptions of the term that are popular today, and make the argument that Christians (and especially pastors) shou...

  • Our Critique of Critical Race Theory (Part 2) - Defend and Confirm Podcast

    In this week's episode, Russell and Sean offer their final critique of Critical Race Theory. What would you like to see them cover next? Leave your comments and suggestions below.

  • Critical Race Theory - The Just Thinking Podcast - Episode 108

    Critical Race Theory, or CRT for short, is, for many professing evangelicals today, a philosophy that is steeped in confusion and ambiguity. That is by design. In this expanded episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker spend more than three hours unpacking t...

  • Critical Theory Series - Defend and Confirm Podcast

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    In this series take a look at the major tenets of Contemporary Critical Theory (CCT).

  • What is Progressive Christianity? - The White Horse Inn - #1540

    Should we think of Jesus more as a model for living than as an object of worship? Did he die on the cross for our sins, or was he just some kind of martyr? Is life in this world more important than the afterlife? According to Michael J. Kruger, the liberal, progressive, or emergent answers to the...

  • Christianity & Liberalism - The White Horse Inn - #1384

    On this program, the hosts continue their discussion begun last week on the influence of the Radical Reformation. How did the theology of the Anabaptist and Pietist movements end up influencing so many forms of Protestantism, both here in America and around the world? And more specifically, how d...

  • George Floyd and the Gospel - The Just Thinking Podcast - Episode 98

    In a first-of-its-kind episode, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker get behind their respective microphones for a no-holds-barred, completely impromptu, unscheduled, and unscripted (no notes) discussion about how believers in Christ should respond to events surrounding the death of Mr. Geo...

  • Racial Reconciliation? - The Just Thinking Podcast - Episode 92

    What is “racial reconciliation”? Is it biblical? Many evangelicals seem to think it is. So much so that “racial reconciliation” has become big business with some Christian ministries and organizations. But what does Scripture have to say about the subject? Listen as Darrell and Omaha look to the ...

  • The Church of BLM - The Just Thinking Podcast - Episode 103

    In this “freestyle” episode, Darrell and Virgil (“Omaha”) discuss some of the fundamental doctrines that guide the organization Black Lives Matter and how those beliefs are more resemblant of a “church” with its own religion than a political entity seeking social justice.

  • 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!

  • One Race, One Body, One Blood: Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker - Cooper Stuff

    One Race, One Body, One Blood. Special guests Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker from the Just Thinking Podcast join Cooper Stuff for this absolutely FIRE episode. We talk about “race”; reconciliation; what’s the way forward? Darrell and Virgil turn some pages of the Bible to explain the great ne...

  • 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.