Publication Date

Spring 2-24-2024


There are numerous terms that should be seen as positive values but have been co-opted by today’s culture wars. These terms include “woke,” “social justice,” “cancel culture,” “identity politics,” “politically correct,” “Black Lives Matter,” and DEI. Surprisingly, the term DEI, which stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has negative connotations today, although these are noble values that anyone with a soul should admire. This paper is an examination of what went wrong and how to fix the problem. Moreover, a biblical approach to DEI is discussed. Leaders need to understand the correct way to advocate for the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a way that brings people together and does not offend.