Interest in social justice has been growing among white evangelicals, even if some of the old guard within pockets of evangelicalism are writing “statements” against it. Dennis Edwards rightly notes
that “political and social activism” as activities of social justice “are sometimes the tools available to Christians to make right what is wrong in society.” Nevertheless, some followers of Jesus remain hesitant when the call to justice makes itself known.
For a long time, I shared that hesitation. I wrestled with questions like, “Should I personally advocate for justice? Should the church have an active ministry of justice? Is the work of social justice the work of the kingdom of God? What is my responsibility in the face of