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Critical Race Theory Explained; Microaggressions and White Privilege

Critical Race Theory Explained; Microaggressions and White Privilege

May 3, 2021

Have you ever been called a racist simply because you are white? What is systemic racism and is it true? In this episode I will discuss how Critical Race Theory says marginalized groups of minorities have a unique voice to speak about racism. We will examine the claim and see how the fruits of Critical Race Theory are rotten. 

 

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Footnotes:
Quote 1--Delgado and Stefancic, Critical Race Theory, 22.

Quote 2 (Need training to see racism)--Pluckrose and Lindsay, Cynical Theories, 17 (epub). 

Quote 3 (microaggressions)--Delgado and Stefancic, Critical Race Theory, 17. 

Quotes 4 & 5 (Washington Examiner article)--https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ucla-student-soap-dispensers-racist

Quote 6 (no white person is innocent)--Delgado and Stefancic, Critical Race Theory, 65. 

Quote 7 (Coddling of the American Mind)--Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure (New York, NY: Penguin Press, 2018), 188.

 

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What is Critical Race Theory; How they redefine ‘Race’ and ‘Racism’

What is Critical Race Theory; How they redefine ‘Race’ and ‘Racism’

April 25, 2021

This is the third video in a series on Critical Race Theory. In this episode I will show you the four basis tenets of CRT. Then, we will discuss how CRT redefines 'Race' and 'Racism'. In the end, we will see how CRT pushes racism through their hypocrisy. Finally, I discuss the real answer to racial harmony is only found in the Gospel of Christ. 

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Footnotes:
Four tenets of CRT from Delgado & Stefancic
Delgado and Stefancic, Critical Race Theory, 20-22.

Defining CRT by Pluckrose & Lindsay
Pluckrose and Lindsay, Cynical Theories, 15.

Races as social construct quote
Delgado and Stefancic, Critical Race Theory, 21.

Attributing moral values to races 
Pluckrose and Lindsay, Cynical Theories, 159.

In the semantics of popular culture quote by Delgado & Stefancic
Delgado and Stefancic, Critical Race Theory, 62

Martin Luther King Jr. Quote
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love (Beacon Press, 2019), 45. 

Clip of MLK taken from: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4kv6zypPQ

The Root website article
Damon Young, “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People,” Root, Accessed December 18, 2020. https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/straight-black-men-are-the-white-people-of-black-people-1814157214.

 

The Shroud of Turin; #30 Clip

The Shroud of Turin; #30 Clip

April 19, 2021

In this clip Ted Wright with Epic Archaeology and I discuss the evidence for and against the Shroud of Turin. Should Christians accept this piece of evidence as legitimate? If so, can it be used for evangelistic purposes? 

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#30 Ted Wright with Epic Archaeology

#30 Ted Wright with Epic Archaeology

April 10, 2021

Ted Wright is a Christian, archaeologist, professor, and apologist. He started a ministry called Epic Archaeology a few years ago to help bring the study and findings of archaeology to the normal man in a common sense way that we can all understand. In this episode Ted gives three exclusive details he has never been disclosed!!! He also gives some great specific examples of how archaeology illuminates the Bible in ways you probably have never heard of. If you want to see certain stories of the Bible in ways you never have before, then don't miss this episode. 

 

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Critical Race Theory Explained

Critical Race Theory Explained

March 31, 2021

What is Critical Race Theory and where did it come from? In this episode I will explain the philosophy behind CRT. We will also discuss how the academic camp that CRT comes from is currently crumbling because it runs completely contrary to good academic research and is out of touch with reality. You will not understand Critical Race Theory unless you understand the philosophical foundation that it is built on. 

 

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FOOTNOTES:
Citing information regarding the papers they submitted--
Daniel W. Drezner, “A Paper That Would Never Have Gotten Past Peer Review Criticizes the Academy,” The Washington Post, October 4, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/04/paper-that-would-never-have-gotten-past-peer-review-criticizes-academy-film/ (accessed December 12, 2020).

Yascha Mounk quotes--
Yascha Mounk, “What an Audacious Hoax Reveals About Academia,” The Atlantic, October 5, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/new-sokal-hoax/572212/ (accessed December 14, 2020). 

Post-Modernism took hold in the 1960s--
David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity: an Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1990), 28-29.

Brian Duignan quotes--
Brian Duignan, “Postmodernism,” Encyclopædia Britannica, September 4, 2020, www.britannica.com/topic/postmodernism-philosophy  (accessed December 11, 2020).

Steiner Kvale quote--
Steinar Kvale, “Postmodern Psychology: A Contradiction in Terms?,” In Psychology and Postmodernism: Inquiries in Social Construction, ed. Steinar Kvale (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1992), 32. (italics original)

Resources cited to support the quote from my research paper that I read at the end of the podcast--
David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity: an Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1990), 28-29.
Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity-and Why This Harms Everybody (Durham, NC: Pitchstone Publishing, 2020), 27.

 

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00:00 Introduction
01:06 The Great Hoax
06:45 The Philosophy behind CRT
13:42 CRT is self-defeating

DyerConversations #28 (Mark Coffey)

DyerConversations #28 (Mark Coffey)

March 29, 2021

I had the pleasure of sitting down with retired Christian minister Mark Coffey. We talked about his experiences in the three different churches he served in, his healthy life transformation and becoming a health coach, and being a good leader. Mark had some great thoughts to share.

 

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How to Transition Leadership

How to Transition Leadership

March 28, 2021

Transitioning from one leader to the next is always a difficult task that takes a lot of planning and proper execution. Mark Coffey served Mechanicsville Church of Christ in VA for around 15 years and knew he was going to retire. Instead of leaving the church empty-handed, he implemented a proper transition plan between himself and the guy who was going to be stepping into the lead minister role. Check out this clip to hear Mark talk about that transition and one key pitfall to watch out for so you don't make a big mistake. 

 

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How ignoring your health can hurt your life and ministry

How ignoring your health can hurt your life and ministry

March 23, 2021

Mark Coffey is retired minister who has a wealth of experience. He grew up in Italy in a missionary family, came to America and has ministered in multiple different churches. Recently he has made a radical change in his life towards a more healthy lifestyle. Check out this clip from Episode #28 to see how a healthy lifestyle can radically improve your ministry by decreasing your stress, allowing you to get better sleep, and giving you more energy. Also learn from Mark and gain wisdom from his experiences in ministry. Finally, Mark has offered to help coach anyone towards a healthy lifestyle as a health coach. You can contact him at (mbcoffeyminister@gmail.com) 

 

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Why Critical Race Theory is Important

Why Critical Race Theory is Important

March 14, 2021

Critical Race Theory is a hot button topic in our culture. Some Christians support it, some reject it, and some don't even know what it is. In this episode I will give you my preliminary thoughts on CRT and touch on why the philosophical foundation of CRT is crucial to understand if you are going to objectively examine it. 

 

This podcast series is based on a semester long research project I undertook in the fall of 2020. I read books, articles, blogs, websites, and watched lectures both in support and in criticism of CRT. Each reference in the podcast will be cited below in this description.

Footnote
Francis A. Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?: the Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2005), 121.

 

None of the views or comments expressed in this episode necessarily reflect the doctrines and/or approach of LifePointe Christian Church, which is the place I currently (2021) am on staff as the Connections Minister. 

 

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Should You Believe Genesis?

Should You Believe Genesis?

February 21, 2021

How do we know we can trust the book of Genesis is reliable? The Bible claims Moses wrote it, but is that true? In this episode I will evaluate two points people bring up to say we shouldn't believe Moses wrote Genesis. One of those points is that Genesis tells the same stories multiple times and therefore, there must be multiple authors behind Genesis and not just Moses. Upon examination we realize these points are baseless and we can absolutely trust that Moses wrote Genesis.  

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