We are pleased to welcome back ‘The Forge Tauranga’ in 2023. We are going to hit the ground running with a Christian response to Wokeism. Matthew Price will consider the false ideologies that underlie “wokeism”, and what a Christian response and alternative take on them might look like.

The term “woke” has risen to prominence recently to describe all manner of social justice causes, including LGBTQIA+ issues, gender-affirmation & preferred pronouns, modern
feminism, body positivity, anti-ableism, and even climate change. A dictionary definition of “woke” is: To be “alert to injustice in society, especially racism.” In addition, the dictionary
offers the descriptive statement, “We need to stay angry, and stay woke.”

If all this does not rest well with you, you have good reason to be disturbed. For example, the Bible advocates a very different approach to moral reform when it says the anger of man
does not produce the righteousness of God (James 1:20). May we seek the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

Wednesday 22nd February 7PM at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga