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Reading Recommendations:

Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

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.

Recommendations

 

George Hague, former Pasquotank Republican Party Chairman & Vice-Chairman

I am not a big book reader but Fault Lines was recommended to me and it gives an excellent understanding of the Social Justice Movement and its fallacies. The book exposes how Critical Race Theory is racism under the guise of being antiracism.


Jonathan Snoots, former candidate for Pasquotank County Commissioner, Youth Pastor at Towne South Church Of Christ

“The social media world we live in allows us to publish our opinions on life, politics, religion, current events, etc. How many of us are so set in our way of thinking that listening to another perspective is not something we are willing to do?

Over this last year, as I was running for office, I have sat down and talked with many people who hold different views than me. I have continued those conversations even though I did not win a seat on the board of commissioners. I’m thankful for the friendships that have been created because of these conversations.

I am hopeful that just as I have sat down and listened to my friends who have different perspectives than me, they may listen to mine.

The purpose of this post is to encourage a dialogue. Not on Facebook. I do not like what those type of discussions produce. I enjoy speaking to people, hearing tone of voice, seeing body language, sincerity behind words and Facebook does not allow for that type of dialogue.

I recently read a book that adequately voices my stances on the social justice movement, critical race theory, Black Lives Matter, abortion, and a few other topics. I am opposed to each of these. Want to know why? Read the book. He dismantles each of these and gives supported reasons why they are unbiblical.

In order for us to have a dialogue about these issues you need to do what I did and listen to another person’s perspective. Read the book and listen where I am coming from. The book is full of documented facts and case studies that shed light on these issues. You read it and then let’s talk. Let’s respect each other, listen to each other, love each other, pray for each other, and live together in the unity that God has called us to live.

Ultimately, if you know me, then you know I am a Christ follower. Scripture is the authority of my life. I am a biblically-conservative man. That means, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” I believe that all life is precious, a gift of God, and that we are made in his image.

I am looking forward to others reading this book and then us having a talk. Send me PM and let’s set up a time to have lunch/dinner/coffee. For real change to happen in Elizabeth City and our country, it starts with these type of conversations.”