Jews: Oppressed or Oppressors?

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From the Old Testament through current events, the Jewish people have been the target of animosity and violence. We’ve witnessed a heightened global resurgence of antisemitism since the attack on Israel last October. Anti-Jewish sentiment hasn’t been at this level since the end of WWII. What’s behind the hatred? How does critical theory play into this? What about radical Islam? Join us as we unpack the major worldviews at play and discuss practical ways each of us can respond.

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"...emboldened by the lack of enforcement of Harvard's rules, they kept testing the limits on how aggressive and intimidating and disruptive they could be to Jewish and Israeli students."

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Emancipating the World: A Christian Response to Radical Islam and Fundamentalist Atheism

DARROW L. MILLER

Christians today are engaged in a dual conflict, ultimately spiritual in nature, whose outcome will determine the shape of our societies in this century. In the West, fundamentalist atheism has replaced a biblical framework with moral relativism. From the East, radical Islam is waging jihad against the materialistic West. How should Christians respond?

Miller challenges us to rethink and restore the church’s mission — the Great Commission — amid these profound conflicts. We are to immerse the nations in kingdom culture, anticipating the consummation of Christ’s reign, when all nations will bring the glories of their culture into God’s kingdom. We are to battle tyranny with love and service. We are to battle lies with truth, goodness, and beauty. The great challenges of our age present an even greater opportunity: emancipating the world through Christ.

Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice: An Urgent Appeal to Fellow Christians in a Time of Social Crisis

By Scott David Allen

“Highly recommended!” – Wayne Grudem, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

“I urge you to read and share this book immediately and widely!” – Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author of Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas

“We have long needed a book like this. Every serious Christian—especially every pastor—should read and heed the wisdom it contains.” – Tom Ascol, Senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church (Cape Coral, Florida), President of Founders Ministries

“We are a wounded nation now, and Christians need to bind up wounds and not make new ones. Instead of scorning those who push for social justice, we should recognize that leftist ideologues have twisted the concept of social justice, and some Christians have naively gone along with the distortion. Scott Allen offers an alternative that’s crucial to consider.” – Marvin Olasky, Editor in chief of WORLD magazine

Prepare yourself to defend the truth against the greatest worldview threat of our generation.

In recent years, a set of ideas rooted in postmodernism and neo-Marxist critical theory have merged into a comprehensive worldview. Labeled “social justice” by its advocates, it has radically redefined the popular understanding of justice. It purports to value equality and diversity and to champion the cause of the oppressed.

Yet far too many Christians have little knowledge of this ideology, and consequently, don’t see the danger. Many evangelical leaders confuse ideological social justice with biblical justice. Of course, justice is a deeply biblical idea, but this new ideology is far from biblical.

It is imperative that Christ-followers, tasked with blessing their nations, wake up to the danger, and carefully discern the difference between Biblical justice and its destructive counterfeit.

Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice aims to replace confusion with clarity by holding up the counterfeit worldview and the Biblical worldview side-by-side, showing how significantly they differ in their core presuppositions. It challenges Christians to not merely denounce the false worldview, but offer a better alternative—the incomparable Biblical worldview, which shapes cultures marked by genuine justice, mercy, forgiveness, social harmony, and human dignity. Learn more or download the free study guide.

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