There are many misunderstandings on what “faith” actually is. For example, Richard Dawkins states that, “Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” Peter Boghossian, Portland State University philosopher and author of A Manuel for Creating Atheists, describes faith as “pretending to know what you don’t know.” Even popular culture depicts faith as a blind leap into belief with … Continue reading What is Faith?
Introduction I was introduced to Critical Theory in a graduate class on Literary Criticism through the writing of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist intellectual whose main legacy was his departure from orthodox Marxism. Traditional or Orthodox Marxism divides society into two economic groups: the bourgeoisie (the capitalist class who own most of society’s wealth and means of production) and the proletariat (workers or working-class people). … Continue reading “Woke” or “Broke” Theology: The Contemporary Challenge of Critical Race Theory for the Church