We All Live On Campus

THINK ABOUT THIS, from a book I’m reading. Source below with the author’s quote sourced.

Ideological social justice has poured forth from the universities and into the broader culture with such speed and force over the past thirty years that all of us have been affected to one degree or another. Today it is the dominant worldview shaping vast swaths of the culture. Ten years ago, it was largely confined to university humanities programs.

Now it is the reigning worldview throughout nearly every aspect of education, both K-12 and higher education. It dominates big business, the media, entertainment, high tech, and much of our government, including our systems of justice. In the words of essayist and cultural critic Andrew Sullivan, “we all live on campus now.”*

Christians are certainly not immune to such powerful ideas, which shape the institutions we all share. Many Christians have largely absorbed the assumptions of ideological social justice unawares. After all, it uses biblical words and concepts such as justice, oppression, antiracism, and equality — yet it stealthily redefines them all.

SOURCE Allen, Scott D.. Why Social Justice Is Not Biblical Justice: An Urgent Appeal to Fellow Christians in a Time of Social Crisis (p. 12). Credo House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

*Andrew Sullivan, “We All Live on Campus Now,” New York Intelligencer, February 9, 2018, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/02/we-all-live-on-campus-now.html.

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