What does it mean to do justice? Is justice a primary concern in the Bible? Can we separate justice and evangelism? What characteristics should make Christians unique and distinct in the world? Pastor Tim Keller answers those questions and more in a thorough explanation of Biblical justice while making the case that justice and the pursuit of justice is a primary concern of the Bible and Jesus' ministry on earth.
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."
Most Christians fall into two camps - one champions justice but not justification while the other prizes justice but not justification. Theologian Tim Keller argues that justice and the doctrine of justification should work hand in hand.
Teaching from Luke 3 pastor and theologian Tim Keller says that Jesus was political and not political at the same time because Jesus' definition of power is different from the world's. True power, as interpreted by the world, consists of coercion and power over people while actual power lies in changing people from the inside and self emptying.
In a compelling and exhaustive article American theologian and pastor Timothy Keller critiques four secular justice theories through a Biblical lens and provides the reasons why Biblical justice provides the most comprehensive way to address all justice concerns.