• Fire in the Streets

  • How You Can Confidently Respond to Incendiary Cultural Topics
  • By: Douglas R. Groothius
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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What can we do amidst all the controversies over race and gender in society today? Do we have anything constructive to offer the world? As Jesus's followers, we do, and this book shows the way. 

A dangerous and revolutionary philosophy is responsible for the street fires in America. It fuels the actions of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. It invades curricula in public schools and in our military. It is in our churches. You have heard the phrase “white privilege,” the need for “safe spaces” on campuses, and perhaps the tongue-twister “intersectionality.” 

Behind all of these is an ideology called critical theory, which is a form of cultural Marxism that divides society into the oppressed and the oppressors. It claims that America is “systemically racist” and founded on slavery. It believes that the voices of minorities should trump the perspective of dominant culture. Unfortunately, this flawed perspective is overtaking our culture and infiltrating many of our churches. 

In this book, we consider the importance of critical theory, explain its origins, question its aims, and subject it to a logical critique. Listeners will 

-Gain a better understanding of critical theory; 

-See how it is permeating many aspects of society; 

-Discover how it opposes a Christian worldview; 

-Learn how to counter it constructively. 

A biblical alternative to matters of justice and politics is available, one that is right and true, one based on the ideals of the American founding. Find it in this book.

©2022 Douglas R. Groothius (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Dr. Groothius's latest book, in a tradition going back to Augustine's The City of God, takes accusations raised against America and Christianity, answers them, and turns to an appeal for a richer vision of America as a nation and a fuller realization of Christianity. It is not just an argument demonstrating that CRT is bad philosophy, it is instead a warm-hearted plea for Christ and America as a nation under God.

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Rich and relevant

As a college professor of government ethics, the topic of CRT raised in this book comes up often. This book equips the reader with a great resource with great footnotes to navigate these ideas and offer a better answer in biblical Christianity. You’ll have to get the hard copy for the footnotes but it deserves the shelf space.

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A must read on Christian Response to Cultural Conf

Doug Groothuis does a masterful job of discussing and critiquing CRT, racism, and other issues in a biblically based and caring way

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Well done and timely

A well written book, with solid biblical references. More than a critique of CRT, but an understanding of our founding support of freedom, along with positive action points.
Thank he narration was a little monotone.

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