1 John – Review and Resources



Theory, Critical Theory, Standpoint Theory, Expressive Individualism, and Cancel Culture are all phrases that we continue to hear through news outlets and pop culture media. These terms are also being used within church congregations.

Last year at Grace Baptist Church, we completed the epistle of 1 John; and there were several applications made from 1 John regarding these phrases and philosophies. Below you will find the links to videos and transcripts from the messages.

In addition, here are a couple of resources that may help you in your learning:

Trueman, Carl R. The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020.

Pluckrose, Helen & Lindsay, James. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody. Durham, NC: Pitchstone Publishing, 2020.

1 John Series Messages

An Introduction to 1 John and Critical Theory of Our Society
Something Critical Theory Can Never Offer You
An Unchanging Message in the Midst of Postcolonial Revision
Standpoint Theory and Its Impact on the Sufficiency of Jesus Christ
Evidence Proves Identity, NOT Identity Creates Truth
Evident Love or Secret Knowledge
What the Gospel Provides that “Cancel Culture” or Political Conservatism Cannot
Truth, Trump, or Theory: Believe in This Jesus Above All Else
Visible Birthmarks
Avoiding Religiopolitical Deception
Expressive Individualism vs. Gospel Love
God Is Greater Than Our Heart
Confessing Christians in a Confused Culture
A Perfected Love
Arriving at Reliable Knowledge
Secure Identity, Sacred Duty 
Evidences of Victorious Faith 
Keep the Crucifixion 
The Root of All Uncertainty

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