TCW Minute: What Is Speech Act Theory? (Week of Oct. 15, 2018)

2018-10-16T21:32:30+00:00 Oct 15, 2018|

What is Speech Act theory?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The stated purpose of the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel is to clarify the doctrines of God’s Word with regard to race, gender, and sexuality.

When asked about the Statement, one highly regarded pastor referenced Speech Act theory saying, “You can’t just analyze words by what they say, you also have to analyze words by what they do…What it’s really trying to say is, ‘…don’t worry about the poor, don’t care about the injustice…’ Even if I could agree with most of it, I don’t like it.”

Impugning motive without clear evidence is something all Christians should avoid.

Hear more about Speech Act theory at TheChristianWorldview.org

And then tune in this weekend for another topic that will sharpen your worldview.