Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel - and the Way to Stop It

Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel - and the Way to Stop It

by Owen Strachan (Author)

“White people should be less white.” “Whiteness is white supremacy.” “Silence is violence.” “You can never overcome your racism.” You’ve heard these baffling views—but do you know where they come from? The “wokeness” that emerged from the social unrest of 2020 has swept through schools, businesses, and even sports. Driven by the radical ideologies of Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, it has destabilized public and private life—including the Church. Many evangelicals have joined the crusade. Gripped by a desire for justice and rightly grieved by past evils like slavery, many pastors are preaching the woke gospel—identifying “whiteness” (an imaginary concept) with “white supremacy,” calling bewildered Christians to repent of their supposed guilt for the sins of past generations. But as theologian Owen Strachan makes clear, this is not true justice, nor is it true Christianity. While wokeness employs biblical vocabulary and concepts, it is an alternative religion, far from Christianity in both its methods and its fruit. A potent blend of racism, paganism, and grievance, wokeness encourages “partiality” and undermines the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. It is not simply not the Gospel; it is anti-Gospel. As Strachan traces the origins of wokeness, lays out its premises, and follows them to their logical conclusions, the contrast of that false faith with the Word of God stands out unmistakably. This succinct but groundbreaking work reveals that wokeness, like other heresies, is not really new. Nor is the antidote: Christ crucified for us.

In his book "Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel - and the Way to Stop It," Owen Strachan delves into the complex and controversial relationship between Christianity and the social justice movement.

Strachan asserts that the social justice movement, with its emphasis on identity politics and intersectionality, has become a Trojan horse that threatens to undermine the foundations of Christian faith. He argues that the movement's focus on social and political activism has led to a departure from the gospel's core message of salvation and redemption.

Strachan provides a detailed analysis of the ways in which the social justice movement has infiltrated churches and seminaries, leading to a distortion of Christian doctrine and a neglect of the Bible's teachings. He also highlights the dangers of the movement's emphasis on cultural Marxism and critical race theory, which he believes are fundamentally incompatible with Christian beliefs.

To counter the influence of the social justice movement, Strachan calls for a return to the fundamentals of Christianity, emphasizing the need for repentance, faith in Jesus Christ, and a commitment to biblical truth. He argues that Christians must not compromise their beliefs in order to appease the demands of the social justice movement and that they must stand firm against its attempts to redefine Christianity.

"Christianity and Wokeness" is a thought-provoking and challenging book that offers a unique perspective on the intersection of faith and culture. Strachan's incisive analysis and passionate defense of Christian orthodoxy make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the future of Christianity in a rapidly changing world.


224 pages