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 dubbed  a "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…