A Christian Response to Critical Race Theory
What is Critical Race Theory? Is it good, bad, or both? Is it misunderstood? Is it biblical? And, most importantly, what can we learn about race, justice, and unity from Scripture?
Join Lucas Miles, Jannique Stewart, and Dr. Jeff Myers as they walk us through these issues from a Christian worldview. If you aren’t sure how to discuss this complicated issue with your students, plan to attend this timely event.
The questions below are designed to help you get the most out of this event. If you are watching with a few people, discuss the questions together. If you are watching alone, reflect and think about the questions. Or gather some friends or co-workers and watch this event as a group.
Dr. Jeff Myers
- How does a biblical understanding of the image of God, justice, and the gospel help us build a framework for racial unity?
- What are you personally motivated to do in response to this talk?
- What is your current knowledge of CRT? If someone asks you “If CRT is being taught, or is going to be taught at your school what would you say?
- How do you teach or approach historical (past) and present ethnic (racial) injustices? What do you focus on, or what do you avoid teaching and why?
- What would you do if your school asked you to start teaching CRT, or racialized curricula that you believed are divisive to your students? What steps would you take?
Final Event Discussion/Reflection Question
- What are your 3 biggest takeaways from this event? How are you going to implement those in your life and with your students?
Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth (Thaddeus J. Williams)
The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation (Miles McPherson)
Media & Videos
Race Protests, Justice: A Conversation (Dr. David Anderson, Rev. Derek McCoy, and Dr. Jeff Myers)
Critical Race Theory (Christopher F. Rufo)
One Race, One People, One Savior with Monique Duson (Strong Women Podcast)
Is Critical Theory Compatible with Christianity? (Breakpoint)
Breakpoint podcast hosted by John Stonestreet
My Church Teaches Critical Race Theory. Do I Leave? (video by the Colson Center)
Can we maintain hope in a broken culture? (John Stonestreet)
The Lucas Miles Show (Podcast)
Is Critical Theory Biblical? (What would you say?)
Critical Theory is Practical (What would you say?)
Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter (The Center for Biblical Unity)
Critical Race Theory and a Christian Worldview (Breakpoint)
What is a Biblical Worldview of Justice? (Dr. Jeff Myers)
20 Things to Say & Do to Fight The Cancel Culture (Dr. Jeff Myers)
Critical Race Theory E-Book (Jannique Stewart)
Resources for Teachers
Summit Basecamp Sessions
Opening & What is CRT? — Jason Jimenez
This seems impossible: How to Pursue Racial Unity and Stand Against Wrong Worldviews at the Same Time — Dr. Jeff Myers
The conversation around critical race theory causes tremendous tension both inside and outside the church. The problems surrounding CRT cannot become an excuse for ignoring racial unity; nor can the pursuit of racial unity become the occasion for embracing false worldviews. What biblical principles can guide us? What practical steps can Christians take to speak truth in live, especially in the midst of hurt and hostility?
Progressive Christianity and the Rise of Critical Theory within the Church — Lucas Miles
Lucas unveils how liberal thought has entered America’s sanctuaries, exchanging the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the trinity of diversity, acceptance, and social justice. This in-depth look at church history, world politics, and pop culture will help you identify and refute the lies of the Christian Left, navigate controversial subjects such as abortion, gender identity, and critical race theory, and be equipped with a strong understanding of issues facing the church today and what we can do about them.
Counter Culture: Confronting CRT in our Culture with Clarity and Truth — Jannique Stewart
In this session Jannique provides a brief overview of where our culture is today with CRT and how to identify underlying themes of CRT in social media, and school currículum. A brief overview is given of how CRT creates division in society and in the classroom which undermines unity, peace and the timeless principles of equality upon which our country was founded. The audience will learn how to responsibly and accurately educate students about historical injustices from the past. They will also learn how to respond biblically when confronted with CRTs ideas on social media, at church, work or at school. Lastly, they will walk away with 5 Practical steps that teachers and parents can take to protect their students.
Panel Discussion — Dr. Jeff Myers, Lucas Miles, Jannique Stewart, & Jason Jimenez
During the Panel Discussion, the speakers will be taking questions from both the questions you submitted through the registration form and live questions on the Summit Virtual platform.
Is There Any Hope for the Future? — Lucas Miles
Our current cultural moment is full of chaos and deception. Denying reality causes havoc in people’s lives. However, no political movement or militant group can ever put Jesus Christ back in the grave. Our hope in Jesus Christ is not a feeling, nor is it wishful thinking. Our hope is grounded in the reality of seeing things clearly through the perspective of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.Our current cultural moment is full of chaos and deception. Denying reality causes havoc in people’s lives. However, no certain race or cultural movement can ever put Jesus Christ back in the grave. Our hope in Jesus Christ and grounded in the reality of seeing things clearly through the perspective of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries.
As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.” Through his speaking engagements and media appearances Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks which are studied by tens of thousands of students. Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He continues to engage college students and adult learners by serving as a trustee of Colorado Christian University and through a Signature Leadership Course offered by the Lumerit Corporation, which serves the training needs of many Fortune 100 companies. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and their family live in Colorado.
Jannique Stewart, International Speaker: Sexual Purity, Pro-Life, & Traditional Marriage / Sexual Identity
Jannique Stewart was born and raised in Europe and after her family moved to the United States for her high school years, Jannique competed for an Illinois State Title in a National Pageant and chose two issues that she felt most passionate about: Abortion and the sexualization of teens. After winning her first title at the age of 15, Jannique began speaking in schools and churches on topics including Raising up a Pro-life Generation and Sexual Integrity—The New Sex Revolution. After graduating from Greenville Liberal Arts College, she entered the field of Pharmaceuticals and quickly rose up the corporate ladder to the position of Corporate Sales Training Manager. Although she loved her job, she felt restless—she felt a passion to return to her first love: Speaking out for those who can’t speak for themselves. Jannique left the pharmaceutical industry in 2005 and has never looked back. Jannique joined First Care Family Resources, the leading Crisis Pregnancy Centers in South Florida in 2005 as a ‘sexual purity’ speaker and educator for their Prevention Department. In 2010, Jannique became the Center Director for First Care’s Boca Raton Pregnancy Care Center, leading a team of women to provide counseling and ultrasounds to women faced with unplanned pregnancies and financial hardship.Jannique founded Love Protects in 2011, a ministry focused on biblical sexuality. She speaks to thousands of teens each year in order to help them connect sexual activity with abortion and to discover the importance of sexual chastity (purity).
Jannique’s experience as a Center Director for a Pregnancy Center, her vast experience speaking to teens, and her engaging speaking style, has led to many requests for her to speak about the unborn and the importance of respecting human life at pro-life rallies, churches, pregnancy centers, banquets, and schools around the world.
Lucas Miles, “The Christian Left” Amazon Best Selling Author
Lucas Miles is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Edifi’s award-winning The Lucas Miles Show and a co-host of The Church Boys podcast, where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in media such as Mario Lopez, Jim Cavaziel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Candace Bure, Charlie Kirk, and Sean Hannity. Lucas and his work have been featured in books and on TV and radio programs, as well as syndicated in articles across both political and religious news outlets, such as The Blaze, Faithwire, Fox News, The Washington Times, CBN, The Stream, Bible Gateway, and The Christian Post. He is also the author of the best selling book, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked the Church, as well as the critically acclaimed book Good God: The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace.
An ordained pastor with over twenty years of ministry experience, Lucas has been involved in dozens of church planting efforts in the US and in remote locations in Latin America, East Africa, and Asia, not least of which is his local ministry, Nfluence Church, where he and his wife, Krissy, have been serving since planting the church in 2004. Lucas had the honor of receiving an invitation to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., in both 2018 and 2020, as well as an invitation as a US delegate to the 2018 Ukrainian National Christian Thanksgiving Celebration.
Additionally, Lucas is known for his work in Hollywood producing films and offering confidential pastoral support to many up-and-coming and established actors and artists. He has directed and produced several nationally released films, including Rodeo Girl, Crowning Jules, and The Penitent Thief, as well as consulted on dozens of entertainment and literary projects. His work has been featured on Netflix, Showtime, Fox, Redbox, Sony, and Pure Flix.
Lucas is a sought-after speaker at colleges, conferences, and churches on topics such as theology, Christian living, politics, and media. Whether he is preaching through the book of Romans or discussing trends in media and culture, Lucas’ heart for the gospel, philosophical prowess, and love of people always shines through, making him a perfect keynote speaker or lecturer for meetings of all sizes.
Lucas and his wife, Krissy, have been married since 2001 and reside in Granger, Indiana.
Jason Jimenez, Founder of Stand Strong Ministries, Summit Faculty, & Event Emcee
Jason Jimenez is the founder of STAND STRONG Ministries and faculty member at Summit Ministries. He is a pastor, apologist, and national speaker who has ministered to families for over twenty years. In his extensive ministry career, Jason has been a Children’s, Student, and College Pastor, and has spent a great deal of time investing in marriages, families, and helping churches have a greater impact in their communities. The three groups Jason largely focuses on are parents, millennials, and pastors leading churches.
Jason is a worldview expert that specializes in cultural, theological, and religious issues, and speaks on popular topics, such as Christian apologetics, religious freedom, LGBT issues, racial reconciliation, America’s Christian heritage, the reliability of the Bible, biblical leadership, and many more. Jason conducts numerous interviews in the media and has appeared on CBS Radio, Focus on the Family radio with Jim Daly, the Christian Post, World Net Daily (WND), Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and Sky News.
Jason has authored several books: The Raging War of Ideas: How to Take Back Our Faith, Family, and Country, co-authored The Official Study Guide to I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, and The Bible’s Answers to 100 of Life’s Biggest Questions with Dr. Norman Geisler (Baker Books), and co-authored Stand Strong America: Courage, Freedom & Hope for Tomorrow, Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home (Focus on the Family and Tyndale), and Stand Strong in Your Faith. His latest book Challenging Conversations: A Practical Guide to Discuss Controversial Topics in the Church comes out October 27, 2020! You can pre-order your copy on Amazon or where books are sold.
In 2018, Jason launched the I WILL STAND STRONG movement with the Benham brothers to reach tens of thousands of young people with the gospel.
Jason travels all over the country speaking at various conferences and churches. He and his wife, Celia, live in Charlotte, NC with their four beautiful children.