Newspeak and Other Lies

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the fictional language imposed upon the characters by the totalitarian government is Newspeak. This language consisted of specific vocabulary and simplified grammar approved by the government that met certain ideological requirements and was meant to limit not just the speech of the masses, but their very thoughts. NewspeakContinue reading “Newspeak and Other Lies”

Critical Theory, The SBC, and The Local Church with Neil Shenvi

On this episode of the new CR:V Podcast apologist Neil Shenvi sits down with Jeff Wright to talk about Critical Theory’s impact on the world, Christianity, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the local church. Neil offers analysis of the origins and ideology of Critical Theory (and it’s derivative, Critical Race Theory) as well as theContinue reading “Critical Theory, The SBC, and The Local Church with Neil Shenvi”

Is Preaching the Gospel Sufficient to Combat Racism?

It seems that we could generate much more light, instead of mere heat, if we would take the time to define the terms of our controversies. In the past few years, a social media divide has emerged among Christians who argue, on the one hand, that we must address racism by preaching the gospel, andContinue reading “Is Preaching the Gospel Sufficient to Combat Racism?”

Does the SBC Need Another Conservative Resurgence (and Podcast)? with Chris Bolt

On this maiden voyage of the new CR:V Podcast site founder Chris Bolt sets down with Jeff Wright to talk about the doctrinal state of the Southern Baptist Convention, whether or not she needs another Conservative Resurgence, and what this new podcast is all about, anyway. Find it on Apple Podcasts or by clicking here.

“Notes from the Revolution” (Brad Green)

In this post, Brad Green writes, “Current revolutionary activity is a manifestation of a kind of religious faith, even if this faith is—on Christian terms—ultimately a form of unbelief.“

“The Sin of Wokeness” (Erick Erickson)

In this article, non-SBC author Erick Erickson writes, “Some churches are so focused on empathizing with sinners they’re turning a blind eye to sin…. Wokeness is not really about injustice. It is about power.”

Polyamory and the Overton Window (Denny Burk)

In this blog post, Denny Burk addresses how a, “widening of what evangelicals will tolerate as plausibly Christian is how false teaching often advances through the movement. It’s why what was unthinkable to me ten years ago (that evangelicals might give up ground on homosexuality) is now very much ‘thinkable.’”

The Current Drift of the Evangelical World in North America (Mark Coppenger)

On this episode of The Sword and the Trowel, “Dr. Coppenger shares his insight as an elder statesman into the the current state of the Evangelical world in North America.”

On How We Speak of Sin

In a 2013 essay, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote regarding same-sex marriage, “Turns out that being civil about indecency actually hurts the traditional cause.” His point was that polite discourse about abominable behavior plays a role in normalizing such behavior. It is not difficult to see why that would be the case. Polite discourse minimizes and, overContinue reading “On How We Speak of Sin”