I’m a Social Justice Christian PSA
My friend Ryan Bell invited me to participate with many others in this short one minute video on being a social justice christian. It is put out by New Name Pictures, which is a growing, faith-based community of filmmakers, musicians and other artists, creating transformative films. Check out the video, and spread the word.
Of course to say “I’m a social justice Christian” is a bit redundant, since to be a Christian is to be an active participant in joining God to see his kingdom become a greater reality on earth, which includes social justice. Following Christ is about being reconciled to God, walking with Him, seeking personal wholeness, social justice, and the renewal of all things. In “My Writings” section, I write a paper entitled “A Holistic Gospel” where my thesis is “when people attempt to separate person from social salvation, the result is a faulty (reductionistic) version of the gospel and an unfaithful (anemic) missiology.” The scripture declares that there is both a King and a kingdom, which means that as kingdom citizen’s we have been born into an alternative community under the rule of the King, where we are called to embody an economy of love, to practice justice, and to share our resources with one another. Embodying the ministry of reconciliation demonstrates that we have become part of God’s new creation.