One of the most bizarre and exhausting retorts I have seen made by evangelicals against the Black Lives Matter movement is to call it “Marxist.” I’ve banged my head against the wall trying to explain to people, convinced that BLM is a front for anti-white neo-Bolsheviks thirsty for blood, that “that word” they love to use, Marxist, “doesn’t mean what you think it means.” But to little avail.

Harkening back to Mark Noll’s classic work on the absence of an evangelical intellectual culture, this raises the scandal of the Evangelical political vocabulary.

The causes for this are many, and old…

S. Kyle Johnson

Matters of the soul, matters of the polis, matters of the road. www.skylej.com

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