SUMMARY: From feeding people in their local communities to walking with protestors to listening and learning from members of the community here are what five pastors are doing in their neighborhoods to address racial injustice. All of these examples can be done in your local community – but first slow down and pray.
KEY QUOTE: “It’s a matter of getting to know your community as best you can, Be a missionary to your community. Learn what brings them joy and what brings them pain. Rejoice and weep with them. And then engage with people with love and kindness. Try stuff. Be willing to fail. We have to be willing to be embarrassed for the sake of the gospel.”
DID YOU KNOW? We have distilled the media we have curated into four guided learning paths to help you learn about justice in your preferred learning style.
More curated articles on justice:
Justice seems to be a universal term. A term that everyone knows and that is generally agreed upon. But, since most Christians have not been discipled in Biblical justice we bring in non-Biblical definitions and assumptions when discussing justice. To learn about Biblical justice pastor Thabiti Anyabwile suggests that we must first have a heart check. This is part of a superb eight-part series.Read more
A comprehensive history of the terms justice, social justice and biblical justice. On the technical side, but if you just want the facts then this is an excellent starting point. If you would like a different writing style, but similar content try Tim Keller’s “What is Biblical Justice?”Read more
In an excerpt from Tim Keller’s book, Generous Justice, he explains that biblical justice consists of two Hebrew words – mishpat (to treat people equitably) and tzadeqah (a life of right relationships) – and when those two words are brought together in today’s terms it would be called social justice. If you would like a different writing style, but similar content try Joe Carter’s “The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Social Justice.”Read more