Hank Hanegraaff believes that the following conversation with Noelle Mering is one of the most important podcasts he has ever recorded. Most people view woke ideology as a political or social movement, but Mering is convinced that it is a demonically motivated movement that takes partial truths and totalizes them while making God the ultimate oppressor. She wrote Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology as an effort to shed clarity on a movement that operates in confusion and like a trojan horse has manipulated many well-meaning Christians with ideological suppositions that are not only incompatible with but completely counter to Christianity. In short, the advocates of this progressive ideology will increasingly demand allegiance to their cause and Christians must be equipped to recognize and counter the claims of woke ideology by deepening their understanding of what is true and leaning on the historic foundations of the Church.
For more information see Noelle Mering, Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology, available for your partnering gift.
Topics discussed include: What is the definition of woke? (3:45); the role of language in woke ideology (6:00); Nadia Bolz-Weber and the dangerous future of woke Christianity (8:20); what are the origins of woke ideology? (10:10); critiquing Critical Theory (16:00); the three primary dogmas of wokeism (18:30); how the woke use the weapons of the muzzle and the megaphone (25:00); Intersectionality and the identity crisis that it creates (26:25); the rejection of natural law (28:55); what is the difference between transgender and transracial? (30:35); the basis of woke ideology is despair and destruction (32:50); ESG and the implications of social credit scores (34:10); how the woke are prowling for innocence (36:55); transgenderism and how the medical establishment has capitulated to woke ideology (39:05); is there any hope that we are not witnessing the demise of Western Civilization? (45:40); abortion, anthropology and the eradication of the foundational understanding that we have duties to one another (48:35); Black Lives Matter is ultimately a movement aimed at creating chaos (50:55); why wokeism has a supply and demand problem—the issue with building your identity around being both a victim and an accuser (53:55); how the sloganeering and mantras of woke ideology mimics cultic behavior (57:20); the 1619 Project, idea laundering and why is it so dangerous? (59:20); what is the responsibility of the Church to respond to woke ideology? (1:03:00); the Marxist connection to woke ideology and the historical illiteracy of Marxism today (1:07:45); should Christians pursue utopia on earth? (1:11:45); the deep beauty of fatherhood and the ability of good men practicing healthy masculinity to lead us out of our current situation (1:14:40); why should people read Awake Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology? (1:18:20).
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