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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Table of Contents
Thought Line xi
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