Social Justice

Calls for social justice are sometimes just ruinous calls for payback

"The dissolution of the academy into intersectional turf wars is already an old story. But Williams’ sad tale points to something beyond that. She notes that 'diversity' was scarcely mentioned on the panel... 'The panel wasn’t really about any of that, or even ultimately about race, but rather about how to destroy classics.'” - Robespierre’s road

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Panel talk turns testy for SBC leader who declined to sign social justice statement

"Appearing on stage with MacArthur, [Al Mohler, Mark Dever, and Ligon Duncan] were asked about the apparent rare point of disagreement in matters of public theology at the conference sponsored by Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where MacArthur is pastor/teacher." - BNG

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Young evangelicals souring on Israel because of 'social justice,' media deception

"[M]illennial evangelicals are increasingly distancing themselves from modern Israel, [Gerald McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School] said, in part because they want to distance themselves from their parents, who tend to support Israel enthusiastically."  - Christian Post

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The Statement on Social Justice vs. the Poor?

Reposted from The Cripplegate.

A few months ago “The Statement on Social Justice” was released. Authored by a group of pastors (including John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, and James White), the statement declares that the modern concepts of intersectionality, radical feminism, and critical race theory run contrary to the Bible’s depiction of justice. Moreover, it argues that the concept of corporate guilt is more at home in the Old Covenant than the new (an excellent post on that here), and that people only inherit guilt for sins they actually commit, not for sins that their ethnic ancestors committed. The main point of the declaration is that the concept of “social justice” is inherently an outcome oriented approach to justice, which is categorically different than the Bible’s concept of justice (which is process oriented).

What is outcome oriented justice? That is the concept that diverse sociological outcomes reflect an existent injustice. The most obvious examples are America’s disparity in education, incarceration rates, and income along racial lines; or South Africa’s disparity in farm ownership along racial lines. Those disparities are unequal outcomes, which reflect a social injustice.

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