From my brother Rod Garvin over at Soul. He has enaged a black Reformed brother on the relationship between the gospel, social injustice, and the role of the church in the midst of these realities. Great discussion taking place. Here’s an excerpt from the post:
I have been having a very stimulating and enlightening conversation with Thabiti Anyabwile, one of my Reformed Christian brothers, over at Pure Church. His post entitled, “‘This Day and Age’ and the Church” served as a starting point for the dialog. I welcome you to read the original entry, as well as the comments below and weigh in on the very important questions that we both have raised during the course of the dialog.
I believe this to be an important discussion for black Christians (any Christians actually…for this seems to be a discussion taking place everywhere…it seems) of whatever tradition to have. The black Church’s tradition of prophetic witness and social justice is waning, in my opinion, and is becoming overtaken by more insidious forces such as American Individualism and Consumerism. I look forward to seeing these brothers (maybe some sisters can chime in as well) dialogue. I have joined the fray as well.