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

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

by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.


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The Ground Is Moving
The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the summer of 2020 shocked the nation. As riots rocked American cities, Christians affirmed from the pulpit and in social media that “black lives matter” and that racial justice “is a gospel issue.”

But what if there is more to the social justice movement than those Christians understand? Even worse: What if they’ve been duped into preaching ideas that actually oppose the Kingdom of God?

In this powerful book, Voddie Baucham, a preacher, professor, and cultural apologist, explains the sinister worldview behind the social justice movement and Critical Race Theory—revealing how it already has infiltrated some seminaries, leading to internal denominational conflict, canceled careers, and lost livelihoods. Like a fault line, it threatens American culture in general—and the evangelical church in particular.

Whether you’re a layperson who has woken up in a strange new world and wonders how to engage sensitively and effectively in the conversation on race or a pastor who is grappling with a polarized congregation, this book offers the clarity and understanding to either hold your ground or reclaim it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684511808
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 3,865
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

VODDIE BAUCHAM, JR. is a pastor and church planter who is currently serving as dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, where he and his family have lived since 2015. Voddie and his wife, Bridget, have been married for more than thirty years, have nine children and two grandchildren, and are committed home educators.

Table of Contents

Thought Line xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Black Man 9

Chapter 2 A Black Christian 21

Chapter 3 Seeking True Justice 41

Chapter 4 A New Religion 65

Chapter 5 A New Priesthood 91

Chapter 6 A New Canon 113

Chapter 7 The Ground Is Moving 131

Chapter 8 The Damage 151

Chapter 9 Aftershock 177

Chapter 10 Restoration and Mitigation 201

Chapter 11 Solid Ground 227

Appendix A The Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel 235

Appendix B Original Resolution on Critical Race Theory and Intersection 245

Appendix C SBC Resolution 9 on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality 249

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