Saturday, February 04, 2006

Rudy's at it again

He's stirring up the waters in his latest Christianity Today article, "Habits of Highly Effective Justice Workers":

"I worry that we are perilously weak at walking alongside the poor, at investing directly into the lives of individuals to give them what they truly need—not what we believe they need or what our policy statements tell us they need. I've found that it's relatively easy to raise a voice in protest, but unfathomably hard to invest in a life." Article.


At 2/06/2006 12:24:00 PM, Blogger SWK 254 Understanding Diversity said...

Hey J,

thanks for the link, rudy wrote a good article. it's tough to find a balance between works of individual compassion and investment, and justice and social ethics which seeks the shalom of the larger matrix vis a vi cities/suburbs. While i agree there is no shortage of advocates for the poor (particularly in the secular realm), the church still in many ways remains endicted for its silence on many issues. Meanwhile many churches do compassion really well.


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