Episode 1: Thinking Christianly About John McWhorter and Woke Racism


In his book, “Woke Racism: How A New Religion Has Betrayed Black America,” John McWhorter provides one of the most cogent responses to date to the visceral “woke mob” which has been muffling America’s civil discourse on race since before the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020.

In episode one of this new God & Culture Podcast, “Recovering the Christian Mind,” Pastor Paul Edwards laments Professor McWhorter’s comparison of the woke mob to Christianity. McWhorter does so in order to make a broader point – a legitimate one – that the woke mob are motivated and animated by the tenants of a new religion. But Pastor Paul fears that Christians – especially of the conservative evangelical variety – will be so put off by this comparison, they will not get passed it to see the legitimate points about “woke racism” Professor McWhorter is making.

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