Faith Debate: August 30th, 2020

Beginning to Understand the “Woke” Church

If you like to talk to tomatoes, if a squash can make you smile, if you like to waltz with potatoes up and down the produce aisle, then you’ve probably seen the 17-minute video posted in mid-June by the creator of Veggie Tales.

Phil Vischer’s masterfully crafted presentation of his political views has been making the rounds in social media, especially among professing Christians.  As a result, I’ve had several in-person and on-line conversations about Phil’s words.  Now, we’re tackling the topic on the Faith Debate.

What exactly is supposed to be the edifying message for Christians in this video?  The concluding point made by Mr. Vischer is that people should care about the devastating effects of sin.  It took 17 minutes of selective history nuggets, fast-talking statistics, and highly effective marketing language to tell Christians to care about sin?  Any true Christ follower already cares, even before hearing Phil’s words.  So, the viewer might be excused if feeling a little confused, and perhaps even shortchanged for having wasted 17 minutes of their life.

So, what gives?  What is this all about and why should you care?

The panel:

Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

Jonathan Harris.  Writer of the blog, host of the “ConversationsThat Matter” podcast, author of the new book “Social Justice Goes to Church”.

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