“I don’t mean to be dismissive of their contribution, but African-American Christians are a small portion built upon the main foundation, that just so happens to be, according to God’s providence, a white, Western European/English one.”
(Pulpit & Pen) SBC Voices, the newly-woke blog for run-of-the-mill Southern Baptist pastors, decided to run an article last week that was a shameful, slanderous hit piece on Dr. John MacArthur. It was a re-post from Terrence Jones, a graduate of TMS. In his opinion piece, Jones levels accusations of racism at both TMS and Dr. MacArthur because – for crying out loud – the TMS reading list didn’t include Africans.
Of course, it’s doubtful that important figures like St. Augustine weren’t covered by TMS, but Jones meant Sub-Saharan Africa…in other words, people who look like him. Confusing an education of history and theology with and education of social engineering and political correctness, Jones signaled victimhood on account of a reading list that lacked the kind of diversity that he considers inclusive.
Victimology is the mode du jour for those inserting the political philosophy of Critical Race Theory into the vein of evangelicalism. To be perceived as a victim is seen as being synonymously good. Victimhood, in and of itself, is an identity class to be coveted. When combined with an already established racial identity, like being from an “oppressed” minority group it becomes intersectionality, a weaponized tool to use against those who supposedly suppress marginalized voices. SBC Voices, the longtime standard-bearer blog for lesser-known Southern Baptist pastors, recently ran an atrocious example of victimology that clearly crossed the line of slander in regards to Dr. John MacArthur.
That article, in which I explained Jones’ malfunction, is here…