King's Evangelical Divinity School

1 November 2011

Is Social Justice Essential to the Church's Mission

Today the issue of social justice is increasingly discussed by Evangelicals who ask whether or not it represents an essential aspect of the Church's mission. Christian Post reports on a debate between Albert Mohler and Jim Wallis on this very issue, recently held at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois. One issue arising out of the debate appears to be the fundamental importance of defining terminology. What, for example, does social justice mean exactly? For some it quite clearly represents a whole political ideology, for others it is a much more fluid and broad term. Whatever your view, the recently held debate (and comments posted by bloggers following the Christian Post story) demonstrates the need to define terminology before getting involved in debating issues.

Further details of the debate can be found here.

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