Progressive Christianity and the Church
Social Justice is all the rage. Critical Race Theory is in the headlines on a daily basis either being decried by those who oppose it or defended by those who promote it. The progressive spirit of the age religion of our day is using racial issues to divide the church, destroy Christian institutions, and confuse God’s people. The culture is at war over these questions without any objective source of truth as their guide.
Fortunately, Scripture has the answers, and Christians should be equipped to offer them. Sadly, most Christians are ill-equipped to think biblically regarding the latest attacks on the truth crafted by the kingdom of darkness. Even more tragic, some do not even know the truth is under attack!
Virgil reviews the five reasons why CRT is unbiblical. He shows the interconnection of the social gospel, liberation theology, and black liberation theology. He contrasts and compares civil rights with today’s social justice movement.
Darrell explains that there are no “-isms.” The manifestations of love and hate lead to the important truth that vertical reconciliation is necessary, not horizontal reconciliation.
Dean of Social Media, Grace to You
Darrell B. Harrison serves as Dean of Social Media at Grace to You, the bible-teaching ministry of John MacArthur. In his role at Grace to You, Darrell is responsible for developing and implementing the ministry’s social media strategy. Darrell has a blog called “Just Thinking…for Myself,” which has more than 22,000 subscribers, and is the lead host of the Just Thinking podcast, one of the top-ranked Christian podcasts in America, with more than 1.2 million episodes downloaded.
Darrell is a fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in Princeton, New Jersey, and is a graduate of the Theology and Ministry program at PTS. Darrell is currently in the final phase of becoming certified as a biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He and his wife Melissa, who is also in the process of becoming certified with ACBC, reside in Valencia, California. They have three adult children—Collin, Naomi, and Yasmine—all of whom reside in their native state of Georgia.
Executive Director of Operations, G3 Ministries
Virgil has completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is currently attending Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is working toward the completion of his Master of Divinity (MDiv). In addition, Virgil is heavily involved in Jail Ministry, side-walk ministry at Abortion Clinics, and Street Evangelism. Virgil and his wife Tomeka have been married for 25 years and have three children.