What if we refocused our attention on things within the SBC that are actually a huge problem? Say, like, complementarianism and gender roles?
If you’ve been watching, there has been talk about this thing—worldview, analytical tool, whatever—called Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT is, in my perspective, an anti-Christian worldview that seeks to categorize different cultural issues like gender, ethnicity, etc. in attempt to better understand and combat racism.
However, from what I see, it does exactly the opposite. Rather than bringing unity, it creates division. Rather than fostering love, it promotes hatred. Rather than cultivating harmony, it brings forth dysfunction. CRT, in every form, is simply demonic.
And yet, there are many in Southern Baptist (SBC) circles who have become CRT watchdogs. Discernment bloggers no longer care about the Calvinism/Arminianism debate but have shifted their focus as to if SBC elites are secretly closest liberals who are trying to push forward the CRT agenda.
May I offer a different solution or opinion?
I will say it clearly: CRT is bad and influencing the culture everyday. Christians should combat that with the gospel to the culture. The question is not Is CRT bad? Yes, it’s an ungodly worldview. The question is, Is CRT really prevalent in the majority of SBC churches? Highly doubtful.
You can disagree with me. That’s fine. I have many people close to me who I know will disagree with me. We can disagree—even sharply—with love and grace.