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Distinguished Lecture Series: Christianity and Wokeness

November 15, 2021 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Dr. Owen Strachan, author of Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop It, for our November Distinguished Lecture Series.

The “wokeness” that emerged from the social unrest of 2020 has swept through schools, businesses, and even sports. Driven by the radical ideologies of Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, it has destabilized public and private life—including the Church.

Many evangelicals have joined the crusade. Gripped by a desire for justice and rightly grieved by past evils like slavery, many pastors are preaching the woke gospel—identifying “whiteness” (an imaginary concept) with “white supremacy,” calling bewildered Christians to repent of their supposed guilt for the sins of past generations.

Dr. Owen Strachan will discuss how this is not true justice, nor is it true Christianity. While wokeness employs biblical vocabulary and concepts, it is an alternative religion, far from Christianity in both its methods and its fruit. A potent blend of racism, paganism, and grievance, wokeness encourages “partiality” and undermines the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. However, there is an antidote to this growing threat facing the church: the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Christianity and Wokeness
Dr. Owen Strachan
Monday, November 15, 2021
7:30pm – 9:00pm MT
Anschutz Great Room
Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Register below to attend in-person or watch online here.

About Dr. Owen Strachan:

Dr. Owen Strachan is Provost and Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary in Conway, Arkansas. He is a Senior Fellow with Family Research Council and the author of numerous books, including Reenchanting Humanity, The Pastor as Public Theologian (with Kevin Vanhoozer), and Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards. Married to Bethany, he is the father of three children and enjoys rowing, Western films, outlaw country, and Churchill books.


November 15, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Centennial Institute


Anschutz Student Center, Great Room
8787 W. Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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