April Recommendations (Resources on Intersectionality)

Hey friends! We worked together to make a list of some of our favorite resources that have helped us in our study of intersectional theory. We hope these will be profitable aids to your own study as you desire to grow in your understanding of this worldview and learning how to respond to it from a biblical perspective!

Intersectional Feminism: What is It?
(Youtube Video)
In an ironic turn of events, the Factual Feminist (Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers) covers how intersectional feminism and identity politics actually is contradictory to fundamental feminism, creating a hierarchy that challenges the goal of women coming together for the good of all women.

Intersectionality May be at Odds with the Gospel
(Article)
Our pastor shared this article with me and I greatly appreciated the succinct way Denny Burk addresses some of the key flaws in intersectional theory. He gets right to the point, making it a great resource to share with someone who has little to no understanding about what intersectionality is. This article is based on a more in-depth article that I am sharing below.

First Church of Intersectionality
(Article)
This is the article that the aforementioned one is based upon. Elizabeth Corey attended an intersectional academic conference in which Patricia Collins spoke, and this piece is a thoughtful, articulate response that was born out of that experience. She is clearly an intelligent, well-read woman who thinks deeply and analytically about the world around her. This piece is the lengthiest read of all the articles we are recommending, but also may be the most worthwhile.

Intersectionality, the Dangerous Faith
(Article)
This article is a great introductory piece on intersectionality and explores the religious kind of zeal that is characteristic of intersectional movements.

An Open Letter to SBC and Dr. Russell Moore & A Second Open Letter to Leaders
(Articles)
Lorine Spratt, a member of the Southern Baptist Evangelical Church, shares an open letter about the necessity to preserve unity in the church, and how recent teachings from ERLC leadership (penned directly to Dr. Russell Moore & SBC Pastors) and is harming that unity. She recently penned a second letter to Beth Moore, Danny Akin, and “others who share their mindset.”

 

Shenvi Apologetics – Review on Race, Class and Gender: An Anthology
(Blog Post Series)
Dr. Niel Shenvi presents a succinct review of Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins’ work on Critical Theory, and presents an accurate view of what Critical theory is and why it is not compatible with Christianity.

Dear Thabiti by Doug Wilson (4/9)
The Racialist Lens Disrupts True Christian Unity: A Response to Thabiti Anyabwile by James White (4/9)
But, Thabiti by Doug Wilson (4/10)
(Blog Posts)
Thabiti Anyabwile, Doug Wilson, and James White engaged in an interesting public blog conversation last week regarding the way the church should be discussing, responding, and handling race issues today. Wilson and White express important concerns in articulate, gracious ways regarding a plethora of issues surrounding the MLK Gospel Conference put on by the ERLC and The Gospel Coalition and responded to some specific comments Anyabwile made on Twitter and then on his own blog.

An Intro to Intersectional Poison
(Sheologians Podcast)
In their typically hilarious and entertaining way, Summer White and Joy Tembe cover an overview of what intersectional thought and critical theory are, and address how identity politics and victim thinking have begun to pervade our understanding of the world around us.

Intersectional Poison and the Gospel Cure
(Sheologians Podcast)
The Sheologians team follows up their introduction by sharing how intersectional thought impacts the church and its unity, and how serious that actually is.

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4 thoughts on “April Recommendations (Resources on Intersectionality)

  1. Hi again, I just read the article suggested from Lance and kind of get the ‘world’s view’ that it claims.   They’re trying to bring unity by accepting all kinds (including sexual) and the Christian view is to understand our diversities (not accepting the sexual ones), but unity only comes through Jesus Christ.  Is that correct? Marilee

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    1. Intersectionalist believe unity will only come through breaking people into categories, based on perceived oppressions, and catering to them as oppressed groups. So while they claim to want unity, it’s extremely divisive. But indeed, in Christ, while we understand people do experience difficulties and hardship, sometimes as a result of certain aspects of their identity, ultimately our identities as Christians is rooted in Christ first and most ❤️

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  2. Beautiful pictures of you two!Your subject matter is way over my head.  I never heard of “Intersectionality” before.Is this the ‘latest’ information that we must guard against?Do our Youth know of this? I shall click on your links and learn. Marilee, from the pre-internet-age!

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    1. Hi Marilee! So sorry, somehow we did not see your comments! Intersectionality is relatively new in popularity, although it has been up and coming for thirty years. It takes some time to understand, but we hope that through our posts it will bring some light to this issue that is gaining massive popularity, particularly among young people. Blessings! ~ A

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