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The Shocking Roots of Cancel Culture (w/ Dr. Douglas Groothuis) - Ep. 91

February 19, 2024
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Cancel culture is nothing new. We see it all throughout Scripture. The enemy loves to cancel people. He tried to cancel Jesus, but it didn’t work. Satan never stops trying to silence the truth.


In this episode, Catherine investigates the shocking roots of the new political movement that has codified cancel culture in our society. Where does it come from?


Catherine’s special guest has written a brilliant response to the radical ideology at the heart of cancel culture, an ideology that has set our cities on fire and exacerbated the racial divide. Dr. Douglas Groothuis has authored dozens of books and scholarly articles and is a leading expert on philosophy, theology, history, religion, and culture. His recent book, Fire in the Streets: How You Can Confidently Respond to Incendiary Cultural Topics, expertly traces cancel culture back to its Marxist roots.


Topics covered in this episode include:


Marxism & Neo-Marxism

Repressive Tolerance


Black Lives Matter

Defund the Police

Cancel Culture

Standpoint Epistemology



Dr. Groothuis takes us on a journey to dig up the toxic roots of cancel culture and points us toward the liberating truth at the heart of the Gospel.


DR. GROOTHUIS’ BIO: Dr. Groothuis holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Oregon, 1993) has served a Professor of Philosophy and the head of the apologetics and ethics program at Denver Seminary since 1993. He is looking forward to a new chapter as the distinguished university research professor of apologetics and Christian worldview at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of nineteen books, including the popular and voluminous textbook, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith, 2nd ed.(IVP Academic, 2022), as well as a poignant memoir, Walking Through Twilight: A Wife’s Illness—a Philosopher’s Lament(InterVarsity, 2017), and a bold critique of Critical Race Theory, Fire in the Streets (Salem Books, 2022).


Dr. Groothuis’ website

Dr. Gruuthuis’ podcast: Truth Tribe




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Articles on Morgan Bettinger:

Reason Magazine: How an Ill-Informed Internet Mob Ruined a UVA Student's Life

The NY Post: BLM Activist Ruined White Univeristy of Virginia Student’s Rep over Misheard Remark

Daily Mail: Celebrated BLM Activist Ruthlessly Destroyed White Woman’s Life


The Woodson Center

Repressive Tolerance” by Herbert Marcuse

Heather MacDonald – The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe


Hosea 4:6

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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
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