Societal Justice & The Gospel

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!" - Matthew 23:23-24 Them: "Righting…

Why I Cannot Sign the Statement on Social Justice

In response to what has been perceived as a dangerous fixation by some on issues of social justice, a group of evangelical pastors recently released what they dubbedΒ  aΒ "Statement on Social Justice". Not that it has nothing good to say, but there are too many false dichotomies, reductionistic platitudes and contradictory statements for me to…