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Kainos Project

Dale Chamberlain and Tamara Chamberlain
 

Episode 55 - Woke Preachers and the Goodness of Humanity

July 13, 2021   ●   49 min

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The term "woke" has been thrown about with such frequency (and often with such disdain) that the term has almost seemed to have lost its meaning. For many conservatives, "wokeness" has become more of a buzzword for anything liberal––and often radically so. 
In this episode, we discuss one instance where a "woke preacher" contemplates how we might tell the gospel story differently. Rather than starting with Genesis 3 ("You're a sinner"), might it be more effective to start with Genesis 1 ("You are created in the image of God")?
In our discussion, we wrestle with whether repackaging important biblical themes to fit our cultural context is a concession to a sinful world or a legitimate recontextualization of timeless truths.
We also look to some older sources of theological wisdom from the patristic era to see how the reformation has informed our understanding of what it means to be human (for good or for ill). 
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