John Piper claimed in an article today that “Critical Theory” is just used as an insult and as a pejorative and has no real, substantive meaning. Below, JD Hall explains that Piper’s claims are common among evangelicalism’s leftwing who seek to deconstruct arguments and play loose and fast with terms.
As we are commanded to “mark and avoid” false teachers, it’s pivotal to use accurate definitions and words as they are intended. Calling someone a Critical Theorist is not an insult; it is a description.
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