SUMMARY: In a roundtable discussion Dr. Charlie Dates, Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Dr. Nicole Massie Martin, and Jemar Tisby discuss a number of questions regarding justice including what justice is, how to live in tension in a society that will never be perfect and yet as Christians we are called to change, when to use power and/or protest, what reparations could look like and why the Bible provides us with the unique framework to overcome injustice and prevent those in power from abusing it. The highlights include the nuanced talk of violence (18:10) and reparations (32:10).
KEY QUOTE: “The gospel is the only message event that keeps the abused from becoming the abusers once they get in power. If you have the constraints and the restraints of the gospel then you can look at your oppressors, know that you are equal to them, overcome them and then not hold against them for the duration of eternity what they have done against you…There is nothing (like this) in the rest of the world.” – Dr. Charlie Dates
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