Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement
and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe
by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
reviewed by Allan C. Carlson
Black pastor and seminary dean Voddie T. Baucham Jr. argues that a theological and moral catastrophe within American Evangelicalism is now "unavoidable." It comes, he maintains, from a new Gnostic heresy—complete with its secret wisdom—every bit as dangerous as that which almost destroyed the early Christian Church 1,800 years ago. Already, he says, the ground is shaking, reputations are tarnished, pastoral and teaching careers are being destroyed, and whole denominations stand at risk of "being derailed."
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Allan C. Carlson is the John Howard Distinguished Senior Fellow at the International Organization for the Family. His most recent book is Family Cycles: Strength, Decline & Renewal in American Domestic Life, 1630-2000 (Transaction, 2016). He and his wife have four grown children and nine grandchildren. A "cradle Lutheran," he worships in a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He is a senior editor for Touchstone.
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