In the end, wokeness is built on a worldview without salvation and offers an eschatology with no real hope. Though the proclaimed goal is to end oppression, it’s what the late sociologist Philip Rieff called a “deathwork,” dedicated to tearing down things but unable to build, or offer, anything better.
There’s a new movement to celebrate Holocaust Survivor Day on June 24. This new initiative is being spearheaded in Poland, from where many of the survivors came, where they suffered, and where their families and entire communities were slaughtered. Unlike Holocaust Memorial Day when we mourn the six million Jews who were murdered, this day is dedicated to celebrating and encouraging the survivors.
If you’re like many white Americans, you knew little (if anything) about the Tulsa Race Massacre before recent days and weeks. We can therefore speak and act in ways that communicate racist messages and deepen racist divisions without knowing we are doing so. Here we see the wisdom of the early Christians in selecting believers from the Greek-speaking part of the church to lead in responding to the needs of Greek-speaking members. These leaders could speak for those they represented and help the church minister holistically with greater effectiveness. I am convinced that every church, ministry, and organization in America should follow their example. Here’s how.