How Would Christ Respond to 'Wokeness'?
Christian Headlines - People around the globe are discussing the term ‘wokeness’. There is much talk of whether people are ‘woke’ or not. For those who need clarification, to be ‘woke’ is ‘to be alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’ (Oxford English Dictionary). In many ways, it’s an awakening and a movement that seems to be penetrating many corners of our public life.
Defining precisely what ‘being woke’ or ‘wokeness’ means is complex. Lacking a founder figure, a manifesto, or a governing body, and varying greatly from country to country, wokeness is fluid and can mean different things to different people. Equally, there are shades of wokeness; some people are merely ‘woke-tinged’ while others are so deeply woke that it penetrates every aspect of life.
So that said, here are a few observations about wokeness.
First, there are significant positive aspects of the woke movement. ‘Stay Woke’ has been a watchword for African-Americans encouraging others to stay awake to the deceptions and dangers of this world. Being alert or awake to threats could....READ MORE
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