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Dr. Owen Strachan

Host: Dr. James Dobson

December 03, 2021

"Wokeness" is a modern-day heresy which is incompatible with Christianity, according to theologian Dr. Owen Strachan, author of Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel. While its divisive rhetoric employs some biblical vocabulary and concepts, it is indeed an alternative religion, both in its methods and outcome. A potent blend of racism, moral relativism, and grievance, "wokeness" undermines the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. It is, therefore, anti-gospel, and Dr. Strachan offers a strategy to oppose it.

Meet the Guest


Dr. Owen Strachan

Dr. Owen Strachan is provost and research professor of theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. He is also a senior fellow for the Family Research Council's Center for Biblical Worldview. He served for six years at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he equipped Christians to think positively about the Word and the world. In addition to being a contributing writer for the Gospel Coalition, he has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Christianity Today. He is the host of a podcast, City of God, and is the author of several books, including Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind, and Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel. He has made appearances on Fox News, The Hugh Hewitt Show, and The Eric Metaxas Show. Dr. Strachan earned a Ph.D. in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also served as a research fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Owen Strachan is married and the father of three children.

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