Apologetics blogger Neil Shenvi delivered a lecture March 3 for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Center for Faith and Culture where he explored whether social justice and critical theory are compatible with Christian beliefs.
Shenvi examined critical theory – an approach to social sciences that seeks to uncover how cultural forces work – and outlined its strengths and weaknesses in light of Christian theology.
“People are embracing these ideas in large part because they are rightly concerned about the wickedness of racism,” he said. “Listen carefully: If you are concerned therefore about how dangerous these ideas are, if you are worried – like I am – about how they may impact the church, then the worst thing you can possibly do to is to ignore or minimize racism, or sexism, or any form of injustice.”
Shenvi is a member at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham. He holds a doctorate degree theoretical chemistry and homeschools his four children.
Read a summary of the lecture here.