A collection of social justice essays from Ephesiology
With increasing numbers of millennials and Gen Zs focused on their contribution to global change, a solid theological foundation for engaging some of the most important social issues of our day is much needed.
“If the church preaches only divine forgiveness and does not affirm justice, she implies that God treats immorality and sin lightly. If the church proclaims only justice, we shall all die in unforgiven sin without the Spirit’s empowerment for righteousness. We should be equally troubled that we lag in championing justice and in fulfilling our evangelistic mandate. We should realize that the Great Commission is dwarfed and even maligned if one implies that God is blindly tolerant of social and structural evil, that he forgives sinners independently of a concern for justice. . . The local church should identify the most grievous injustices—local, regional, and national—and strive to rectify them, in concert with all who seek to right the wrong.“
Interview with Carl F. H. Henry, “A Summons to Justice,” Christianity Today, 1992
Three Key Texts on Social Justice from Ephesiology
God’s Mandate for Justice: Studies in the Book of Luke
Social Injustice, Volume I: What Evangelicals Need to Know about the World
Social Injustice, Volume II: Evangelical Voices in Tumultuous Times
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