The rise of CRT teachings broadly in society and in many churches across the country has led to many questions and concerns. Some are adamantly against Critical theories, others say that they can be used as a tool for gospel ministry. Prominent Christian leaders, such as Tim Keller, John Piper, Al Mohler, and Ligon Duncan have supported or shown sympathy for some of the teachings; others, such as John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, Tom Ascol, and James Coates are greatly concerned about them. Christian ministries, colleges, and local churches debate their merits – with each “side” claiming Scriptural support.
Some may have just learned about these theories, especially during the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement that followed. Others became familiar with these teachings many years ago. Whether we are aware of it or not, all of us are influenced by the Critical Theories. Consequently, we believe that gathering together to learn more about the Critical Race Theory will be very helpful to the continuing ministry of God’s Church. The conference speakers will address questions such as these: Where did Critical Race Theory come from? Is it Biblical? Should we reject it altogether? Are there truths to glean from the theories? Is it a gospel issue? Is it another gospel?
The conference will be limited to the topic of Critical Race Theory, though there are multiple Critical Theories, including Critical theories for gender, law, education, economics, religion, entertainment, energy, health, politics, the environment, military, and more. The Critical Theories form a worldview.
Scott Allen will be joined by a likeminded presenter, Pastor Jesse Gistand, the senior and founding pastor of Grace Bible Church in CA.